When a loved one passes and a will needs to be probated or if there is no will, the attorneys at SSBP stand ready to help clients navigate many issues that arise during the administration of an estate.
The probate process in Texas has a number of statutorily required steps that require follow through by the personal representative. In addition, there are often estate, gift and income tax issues that need to be addressed. The attorneys at SSBP are well versed in the estate administration process and are here to assist clients with the many issues that arise in the most cost effective and efficient manner possible.
Issues that often come up in the probate process include:
• Quantifying and seeking to minimize any federal estate, gift or income taxes
• Paying debts and expenses owed by an estate
• Assisting in the valuation of probate assets
• Clearing title to real property