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Estate Planning & Probate Litigation

When a loved one passes away, deciding what to do with their assets may be the last thing on one’s mind. If assets are administered through a probate court, there may be a delay in the distribution of those assets to beneficiaries. Contested probate cases can drag on for years after the death of the original property owner. Probate lawyers can help you navigate the complex legal matters that can follow the passing of a loved one. At The Law Office of Sam M. (Trey) Yates, III, P.C., our Houston probate lawyers provide inventive solutions to the challenging probate cases that come our way. We can carefully delineate the lines of ownership/distribution and determine the original owner’s intent to resolve potential probate disputes effectively.

We understand that this is often an emotionally and financially trying time for our clients. Our probate lawyers are here to assist you with some of these burdens. The Law Office of Sam M. (Trey) Yates, III, P.C. team is caring, compassionate, and capable, and will be by your side throughout the entire probate process.

Advocacy in Probate Litigation and Guardianships

With knowledge of probate and guardianship litigation, The Law Office of Sam M. (Trey) Yates, III, P.C. is here to represent our clients throughout their probate or guardianship process, no matter how simple or complex. The practice of probate law includes a wide range of complexity from straightforward probate applications and declarations of heirship to contentious will contests involving competing family and friends. Put your trust in counsel equipped to handle the range of emotions and legal issues that arise throughout the probate process.

Similarly, guardianships often range from cooperative applications for the welfare and benefit of the proposed ward to heated battles between competing interested parties. To add to the complexity, guardianship matters often cross into family courts and vice versa. The family and probate worlds can often intertwine and create new challenges when that loved one needs a guardianship for their best interest. Hiring an attorney with specialized experience representing parents who provide direct care for loved ones with special needs translates into effective advocacy in the guardianship world.

Trusted Estate Planning Attorney in Houston, TX

While we assist with probate litigation matters at The Law Office of Sam M. (Trey) Yates, III, P.C., we also help our clients avoid complex or contentious probate disputes altogether. We believe the best way to do this is to have a solid estate plan in place. Estate planning is the process of arranging the transfer of property in the event of one’s death. An estate plan tailored to your individual needs can enable a smooth transition of assets when the time comes.

Our team can also assist you with matters related to:

  • Probate of Wills
  • Litigation of Will Contests
  • Declarations of Heirship
  • Construction of Wills
  • Living Wills/Directive to Physicians
  • Guardianships
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Elder Care Issues
  • Special Needs Trust

Our Houston estate planning attorneys at The Law Office of Sam M. (Trey) Yates, III, P.C., would be happy to speak with you about setting up a will, living trust, or other estate planning documents to secure your future and advance your family’s well-being. Give us a call at 713.932.7177 or schedule a consultation online if you need assistance with matters related to: Construction of Wills, Living Wills/Directives to Physicians, Powers of Attorney, Trusts, Elder Care Issues, and Special Needs Trusts.

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