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Odessa Probate Attorney
Helping West Texas Residents with Their Estate Planning Needs
Losing a family member hurts, no matter how expected it may be. During the period of mourning, the last thing you want to worry about is the stress of transferring titles and figuring out who gets what property or material possession the deceased left behind.
While you go through the grieving process, let a qualified Odessa, TX probate lawyer worry about the details and sort things out for you. At the Law Offices Of Hector Peña, PLLC, our legal team of knowledgeable attorneys can deal with even the most complete of probate and estate planning issues so you don’t have to go through the complicated process alone.
We understand how stressful it can be for families when a deceased person doesn’t have an updated will or hasn’t filed one at all. No matter what the issue, we are here to make the process as simple and smooth as possible for your peace of mind.
Call the Law Offices Of Hector Peña, PLLC at (432) 356-2424 or contact us online to learn more about our comprehensive estate planning services from a skilled Odessa probate lawyer. Se habla español.
What Is Probate?
Probate is the legal process of validating the will of someone who has passed away. Through this process, an executor or personal representative is appointed to collect property, make sure debts and taxes are paid, and distribute the assets to those beneficiaries named in the will.
If a person died without a will, this is known as an “intestate” death and the estate will be passed on according to the Texas Estates code. The entire process of executing the will can last between six months to a year depending on the assets involved.
Simplifying The Process at Every Step
Navigating the probate process can be overwhelming and complex, and if a loved one dies, you may be uncertain of your rights and how to proceed properly. If you have been named the executor of a will or estate, working with a probate attorney in Odessa, TX can help you get essential guidance and tips to make the process as simple and efficient as possible.
Some of the ways we can assist you are:
- Reviewing the estate and valuating the property and assets
- Identifying and satisfying the debts of the estates
- Validating the will
- Locating beneficiaries
- Distributing assets to the beneficiaries
- Attending hearings with the probate courts
- Handling the paperwork and managing the administration
In many cases, probate proceedings can be administered without any issues, but disputes do sometimes arise. For example, parties may dispute the validity of the will or contest how the estate is being distributed.
Such disputes can make the process:
- Take longer
- Cost more
- And add extra stress to an already stressful situation
Put Aggressive & Compassionate Representation on Your Side Today
Our legal representatives have the skills and experience to resolve estate disputes through mediation or even litigation if it comes down to it. No matter what happens, we will do our best to serve you and resolve conflicts quickly so you can move forward during this difficult time.
Don’t delay. Speak with one of our Pecos or Odessa probate attorneys today by dialing (432) 356-2424 or completing our online contact form.
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