Collin County Estate Planning & Probate Lawyer
Willingham & Galvan Offers Confidential, Compassionate Legal Counsel
Anyone can benefit from estate planning. Many people assume it is only for the very wealthy, but just about everyone can benefit from preparing estate planning documents. Willingham & Galvan offers services for any estate planning need, from wills and trusts to managing the probate process. Our Collin County estate planning and probate lawyers have a deep understanding of how the Texas Probate Court works. With years of experience behind us, we have helped thousands of clients proactively plan for the future. Let us put this experience to work for you.
Are you ready to plan for the future? Get started today by calling Willingham & Galvanat (214) 499-9647, or connect with us online.
The Benefits of Estate Planning
Death is an uncomfortable subject, and none of us enjoy thinking about it. However, carefully planning for what will happen to your property and assets is an important part of managing your estate. Estate planning with an experienced attorney can help give you peace of mind knowing that the future is secure. It also allows you to legally identify your wishes and ensure they will be adhered to.
Estate planning can involve:
- International estate planning
- Lady Bird deeds
- Posterity planning
- Transfer on Death deed
Estate planning is for everyone. If you have a retirement account, own a business, have minor children or dependent adults to care for, or have assets you want preserved, you may benefit from estate planning. Estate planning can also help streamline the transfer of your assets after your death, getting them to your beneficiaries more quickly, and potentially avoiding probate, inheritance, and estate taxes. To find out what estate planning solutions are best for your situation, schedule a consultation with one of our Collin County estate planning and probate attorneys.
Do You Need Help with Probate?
When someone dies, their estate must go through the probate process in the Texas Probate Court. During this process, the court will deal with any debts or creditors and then distribute the remaining estate among your beneficiaries. If you have a will, the courts will use this as a guide when distributing your assets. However, if you die without a will, your estate will go into intestacy, and the courts will end up making all the decisions regarding who inherits what.
The probate process can be long and expensive. Most cases take six months to a year. Probate can take longer if you are dealing with a contested will or other problem with the estate. It is recommended that you work with an experienced attorney while dealing with the probate process.
Common probate issues include:
- Administrator or executor issues
- Debt repayment
- Challenging a will
- Inheritance issues
- Missing assets
- Missing will or intestacy estates
If you have issues with the probate process or need help filing for probate, reach out to our Collin County estate planning and probate lawyer.
Tailored Solutions to Your Estate Planning Needs
Willingham & Galvan has a proven track record of excellence. Our attorneys have completed 10,000+ wills, 6,000+ trusts, and have resolved over 800 probate matters. As a firm, we believe in providing our clients with the top-quality estate planning services they need to feel confident about the future. We treat every case with care and attention, no matter how big or small. When you want to work with a legal team passionate about helping people, call Willingham & Galvan.
Willingham & Galvan makes the estate planning and probate process simple. To speak with us today, contact us at (214) 499-9647 or online.
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