When someone passes away, his or her estate often goes through a court-managed process called probate or estate administration, in which the assets of the deceased person are managed and then distributed.

Estate administration involves the following steps:

  • collection of the decedent’s assets;
  • payment of debts and claims against the estate;
  • payment of estate taxes, if any;
  • determination of heirs if the decedent died without a will (intestate);
  • distribution of the remainder of the estate to those entitled. 

JC Brooks Law Firm PLLC has the knowledge and experience of working in probate law and estate administrations matters including:

  • dependent administrations;
  • independent administrations;
  • estate planning;
  • affidavits of heirship;
  • small estate affidavits;
  • muniments of title;
  • guardianships; 
  • trusts;
  • powers of attorney;
  • healthcare directives;
  • living wills; and 
  • asset protection.

Probate law is a unique and complex field. That’s why it’s important to work with an attorney with the knowledge and experience in handling probate matters. If you need help from a probate lawyer in the Dallas/Fort Worth area or anywhere across the Great State of Texas feel free to contact the JC Brooks Law Firm PLLC.