Texas Estate Planning & Probate Lawyers
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In complicated legal matters that are critical for the future, you need
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interests at heart. At The Law Offices of Alex R. Hernandez, Jr. PLLC,
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The Law Offices of Alex R. Hernandez, Jr. PLLC, our legal team is qualified to help you with all your estate plan and
probate needs. Whether you want to draft a legally sound document, contest
a will or trust, or you need legal help to oversee a trust or estate,
we have the skill and passion to help you. Our services include helping
our diverse clients in issues such as:
- Creating a Will or Trust
- Avoiding Probate
- Powers of Attorney
- Trust & Will Litigation
Top Benefits of Estate Planning
- You can appoint someone to manage your affairs according to your wishes
- You can protect your assets in the event of your death, a divorce or a lawsuit
- You can avoid a significant amount of estate taxes
- You can help your family avoid the lengthy and costly probate process
- You can protect the inheritance of your children in case your spouse ever remarries
- You can put in place limitations and requirements for your beneficiaries
to have access to their inheritance
- You can make it so that your heirs are encouraged to live good lives and
make good decisions in order to receive their inheritance
- You can ensure that your loved one with special needs is provided for and
receives their inheritance as well as government aid
- You can give your family peace of mind know that all your affairs are in order
Things You Should Know About Probate
How long the probate process can take- The average duration for the probate of a small estate could be handled
in just one day in court. However, for larger more complicated estates
the process could take months or even years to conclude.
What the role of the executor is in a probate case- The executor is whoever the decedent appointed to handle their estate.
Their sole responsibility is to assemble all the property and pay off
any remaining taxes or debts. They are then to distribute the remaining
assets and property to the appointed heirs and beneficiaries.
What the term "domicile" means- This term refers to the place or country that the individual intended
to make their permanent home. This does not always refer to the place
of residence where the person was living at the time of their death.
Who is responsible to plan the details of the funeral- Typically the funeral planning is left up to the immediate family or
relatives of the deceased. The executor or estate administrator then deals
with the funeral expenses and estate records according to the directions
within the decedent's will. If the individual did not leave behind
a will, then the probate process will be handled according to the laws
of the State.
Help You Deserve from a Probate Attorney in Texas
If you believe a document was created under duress or through undue influence,
you can find the experienced trial lawyer you need to challenge a trust
or will. Attorney Alex Hernandez has been
taking cases to trial since 2001. If you are feeling overwhelmed as a trustee or executor, or if you are
unsure whether your property will escape probate, do not hesitate to give
our firm a call.
Our business lawyers can provide insight into every process of estate planning.
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