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An Experienced Texas Probate Attorney Helps Guide You Through the Process

Serving clients throughout Tarrant and Dallas Counties for more than 15 years

Probate occurs after what is, typically for most people, a painful emotional loss. At the Colleyville, Texas law office of Steven A. Early, P.C., we know how to ease the stress of probate by guiding executors and beneficiaries through the complex process.

The process of probate

Most executors have rarely, if ever, probated a will; they know little about the process. We can guide you through all aspects of probate, including:

  • Filing the will with the relevant Texas probate court
  • Developing the best strategy for fairly and expeditiously probating the estate
  • Finding and collecting assets
  • Closing and opening bank accounts
  • Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
  • Paying estate taxes
  • Valuing, managing, preserving and liquidating the estate
  • Locating beneficiaries
  • Hiring experts, when appropriate

Valuing and managing the estate

We helped executors with the arduous process of collecting, managing, valuing, protecting and liquidating the assets of the estate. We have a team of experts that are available to assist in every aspect of estate probate. When appropriate, the firm calls upon accountants, financial advisers, real estate agents, property managers and other professionals to assist with executor duties. We access expert opinions about unique assets such as antiques, rare books, automobiles, and other collectables for accurate valuation, management, and possible sale.

Probate disputes

Even in apparently straightforward estate cases, there are sometimes disputes between beneficiaries. Our firm’s professional courtroom presence can calm the emotionally charged process of probating a challenged will or a disputed executor or judicial decision. When it is in the best interests of our client to preserve cordial familial relationships, we mediate these disputes toward an amicable outcome. When necessary, we assertively defend our client’s beneficiary rights within the Texas probate court.

For thorough probate services, contact Steven A. Early, P.C. today

We serve clients in Colleyville, Texas and throughout Dallas and Tarrant Counties. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 817-605-8880 or contact us online.