Probate & Guardianship

Probate:

Probate involves determining the validity of a deceased person’s will, declaring heirs in the event the deceased person died without a will, and administering the estate of the deceased person so that the deceased person’s debts can be paid and the remaining property transferred to the beneficiaries named in the will or to the persons entitled to inherit from the deceased person under Texas law. BFS Law Group is here to shepherd you through the process when a loved one dies. In Texas, there are several types of ways to administer a deceased person’s estate including through a temporary administration, an independent administration, a dependent administration, a determination of heirship, a small estate affidavit, an affidavit of heirship, the probate of a will as a muniment of title, and obtaining an order for no administration. Choosing the right procedure is critical. BFS Law Group is there to help and has extensive experience in representing clients in a variety of situations ranging from simultaneous deaths to wills that were never probated.

Guardianship:

In a guardianship, a court determines who should be a legal guardian over another person who is incapacitated and unable to make decisions as a result of old age or disability or if the person is a minor. A guardian has the legal authority to make decisions about the health, welfare, well-being and financial affairs of the incapacitated person. If a loved one is unable to make personal, medical and financial decisions, your loved one may need a guardianship. BFS Law Group is there to help if you believe a loved one is need of a guardianship to protect them from themselves.