Laredo Wills & Probate Attorneys
When You Need to Plan Ahead, Trust the Experience of our Corpus Christi 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 experiencing shock and grief. By handling these matters with the caring Laredo wills and probates lawyers 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 attorneys will make sure your wishes are carried out and handle many legal and technical responsibilities so that your loved ones don’t have to.
Understanding Your Last Will & Testament
The last will and testament, often just referred to as a will, 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 & probate attorneys understand the delicate nature of this process. We will work with you to make sure your will reflects your final wishes and that they’re carried out seamlessly.
Completing the Probate Process
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 lawyer.
There are typically four steps to this 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:
- Dispersing assets to those named in the will
- Keeping or selling property
- Paying bills and taxes
- Borrowing money
- Managing the estate
We Recognize Death Isn’t an Easy Topic
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.
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