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Texas Estate Planning & Probate Lawyers

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In complicated legal matters that are critical for the future, you need to know that you can work with a legal professional who has your best interests at heart. At The Law Offices of Alex R. Hernandez, Jr. PLLC, our clients come first. Not only does this show in the great results we deliver, but it has been recognized by so many others, leading to a 10.0 out of 10.0 Superb rating from Avvo. This objective rating not only reflects more than a decade of experience, but it highlights our legal skills and ethical standards. See how we can assist you when you call us today!

At 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 and instructions
  • 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 Corpus Christi, TX business lawyers can provide insight into every process of estate planning. Start getting the answers you need for these vital legal matters by filling out your free case review today!

Our attorneys are here to help in most areas of law. Call us today to discuss your legal matter.

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