Knowledgeable El Paso Estates Attorney Drafts and Probate Wills
Texas lawyer advises and represents testators and executors
Karin Carson Law provides a full range of services for wills: drafting, review, amendment, revocation, execution and probate. I provide reliable guidance for testators and executors. My experience enables me to provide practical advice for testators. Whether you are a testator formulating an estate plan or an executor implementing a decedent’s wishes, Karin Carson Law can simplify many complex aspects of the tasks before you. I offer pertinent and personal legal advice to obtain the results you need in a timely manner with the least stress possible.
Executing a valid and effective will
Executing a valid will is rather simple; executing an effective will takes a bit more work. To be effective, your will must be comprehensive, covering all of your possessions and concerns, and contemplating various contingencies. I work closely with you to memorialize your intentions completely.
Once executed, your will remains your final statement of your intentions until you amend or revoke it. I recommend reviewing your will every three to five years and updating it to reflect your current wishes.
Probate attorney guides executors through every step of the process
Most executors have never probated a will; many are surprised to learn the decedent’s will named them as the responsible party. I provide service for executors who have no prior experience in the probate court on matters that include:
- Filing the will with the Texas probate court
- Developing the best strategy for fairly and expeditiously settling the estate
- Finding and assembling assets
- Pay creditors and claimants
- Collecting amounts owed the estate
- Closing and opening bank accounts
- Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
- Paying current and delinquent taxes as well as estate taxes
- Valuing, managing, preserving and liquidating the estate
- Locating beneficiaries
- Hiring experts, when appropriate
Executors can easily make mistakes due to inexperience, stress and hasty decisions. I guide executors through the probate process, with reliable, detailed advice, so the testator’s estate can be settled as efficiently, quickly and easily as possible.
Capable management of probate disputes
Even in apparently straightforward estate cases, there are sometimes disputes between disappointed beneficiaries and the will’s executor. When representing executors, I strive for the utmost professionalism in negotiations and in the courtroom. Whether the issue is a will challenge or an accusation of mismanagement of estate assets, I advocate vigorously for the testator’s estate and the executor.