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Probate Attorney Serving Cleburne

Get a Firm with 20+ Years of Experience on Your Side

The death of a loved one can be a devastating experience, especially when considering the associated complications of dealing with probate court. While a comprehensive estate plan can allow a person transfer their assets to their beneficiaries without the need for court interference, certain assets and assets of individuals who pass away without a will must be processed through probate courts. This process can be notoriously long and complicated, especially in the event that a dispute should arise surrounding the terms or validity of a decedent’s will. Fortunately, a knowledgeable Cleburne probate lawyer from the Law Office of Kimberly A. Baker can guide you step-by-step through the appropriate legal channels and help simplify this process on your behalf.

Call (888) 392-3405 to discuss your circumstances with a skilled legal professional today.

What Is Probate?

Simply put, the purpose of probate is to establish the validity and applicability of a person’s will at the time of their death, or determine the most appropriate way to divide a decedent’s property in the event that no will is present. When a person passes away, a person known as an executor or administrator will be named by the courts to take charge of their estate and handle several different tasks on behalf of the deceased. Executors are often predetermined in a person’s estate plan.

Through the process of probate, an executor must:

  • Catalogue and appraise a person’s belongings and assets
  • See to it that all debts of the decedent are paid
  • Distribute assets according to state law or the terms of the decedent’s will

While this process appears to be relatively straightforward on the surface, issues can arise between beneficiaries and other interested parties over the legitimacy of a person’s will or regarding the fair distribution of assets, leading to months if not years of complex litigation. For this reason, it is best that involved parties enlist the services of a dedicated attorney to ensure their rights are protected.

Why Hire a Probate Lawyer

Similar to estate planning, probate law encompasses a wide variety of contract arrangements such as wills, living wills and trusts, probate support, matters related to estate tax, gifting and much more. A skilled attorney will be able to provide dependable advice regarding all of these matters and can also act as an administrator. Having a good lawyer is also a great benefit in probate scenarios where it is left to the court to determine where real estate, investments and possessions will be distributed and to whom.

Attorney Baker can help you with the following:

  • Probate avoidance
  • Will contests
  • Trust disputes
  • Guardianships
  • Conservatorships
  • Estate management

Experienced Probate Advocacy in Cleburne & Johnson County

With more than 20 years of dedicated legal experience, Attorney Kimberly Baker understands the ins and outs of probate and can use her vast knowledge to handle any probate matter on your behalf. With personalized advocacy and straightforward communication, she can answer any questions you may have and provide the strong legal advocacy you need during this difficult time. Let her handle the legal heavy lifting so you can grieve with your family in peace.

If you need high-quality legal assistance with an issue involving probate, contact a Cleburne probate attorney today to schedule a free consultation.

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