PROBATE

The Grady Law Firm, P.C. can help you through any probate,

estate litigation or estate planning situation.

We understand what you are going through and will guide you through every step of the process. For over 20 years, The Grady Law Firm, P.C. has provided  clients, and former clients with a variety of legal services.

We have handled cases such as:

  • Estate Planning

  • Elder law

  • Elder abuse

  • Probate

  • Trusts

  • Power of Attorney

  • Real Estate

  • Wills

  • Will Contest

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT PROBATE CASES

WHAT IS PROBATE?

Probate is the legal process by which a person’s assets are distributed and debts are paid upon their death. This process starts with proving to the court that a deceased person’s will is valid. The deceased person's property is then inventoried, appraised and distributed as the will directs. Probate also includes having the deceased debts settled and taxes paid.

CAN I AVOID PROBATE?

Yes. In the state of Texas, if the assets amount to less than $50,000 a hearing is not usually necessary provided that you file the proper affidavits. It is important to consult an attorney before doing so.

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW BEFORE I DRAFT MY WILL?

There are a few things you need to know before drafting your will.

  • Who will be in charge of you and your property?

  • What property will you include in your Will?

  • Who will inherit your property?

  • Who will be in charge of your kids and their property?

SHOULD I USE AN ATTORNEY TO DRAFT MY WILL AND PLAN MY ESTATE?

A poorly drafted will can lead to huge problems for your family at an often very emotional time. The Grady Law Firm, P.C. is seasoned in the practices of wills, trust, estate planning and probate.

DO I NEED AN ESTATE PLAN?

Consider the following: If you own property, have minor children and are concerned about your long term health care you should have an estate plan.

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