Laredo Probate Lawyers
When You Need to Plan Ahead, Trust Our Legal Team
It can be very uncomfortable to think about the end of one’s life, let alone begin the preparations for what you want to happen to your assets after you pass away. However, this is a necessary step for helping to ease any financial burden that could be placed on the loved ones you leave behind. It’s also important to consider that many of them will be grieving.
By handling these matters with the Laredo wills and probates attorneys at the Law Offices of Rudy Santos, L.L.C. you are taking away a considerable emotional weight off of your family and friends’ shoulders. Our Laredo lawyers will make sure your wishes are carried out and handle the many legal and technical responsibilities.
Understanding Your Last Will & Testament
The last will and testament is a legal document that lays out your wishes regarding the division of property or what becomes of any children who are not yet adults. Our Laredo will attorneys understand the delicate nature of this process. We will work with you to ensure your will reflects your final wishes and they’re carried out seamlessly.
Completing the Probate Process in Texas
The probate process involves correctly identifying the will of a loved one and ensuring that it’s a valid legal document. Carrying this out often requires working with a knowledgeable Laredo probate lawyer.
There are typically four steps to the probate process:
- Notifying all heirs and identifying an executor of the will
- Giving notice to any creditors and inventorying property
- Paying estate and funeral expenses
- Dividing property according to the will
The process of identifying the executor of the will is something that the family can agree upon themselves or can be determined by the court. The responsibilities of a will’s executor include the following:
- Dispersing assets to those named in the will
- Keeping or selling property
- Paying bills and taxes
- Borrowing money
- Managing the estate
We Know This Isn’t an Easy Topic. Our Laredo Probate Attorney is Here to Help.
Facing your mortality or that of a loved one isn’t something anyone wants to do. Even so, it’s always best to put aside this discomfort and think of how we can best deal with any confusion or concerns that could arise after a loved one’s passing or our own. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Rudy Santos, L.L.C. want to help you quickly and easily navigate the legal challenges of the probate process, so you can focus on your grief and healing.
For caring and compassionate representation, call us directly at (956) 476-3337 today to schedule a consultation with a Laredo probate attorney.