Making Sense Of The Probate Process

Probate is the process that courts use to transfer property from someone who has passed away to the new owners. These owners may be specified in a will or trust, or if no estate planning documents are in place, by the statutes in effect in the resident state of your loved one.

Even in a best-case scenario where no problems arise, probate can be a very frustrating experience. Having an experienced guide to navigate the process for you and help you understand how you and your family can best honor your loved one's final wishes can make a world of difference in a difficult time.

At the Austin-based law firm of O'Toole Atwell, we work closely with clients throughout all steps of the process. Our partner, Chris Atwell, has more than two decades of experience handling complex probate matters, including litigation over probate disputes.

A Custom Approach Designed Specifically For The Needs Of Your Case

Due to the number of probate cases we have handled and our experience with the probate process, we can quickly identify the potential areas of concern in your situation. Our attorneys provide you with a thorough and honest overview of your case and how we can help you. We assist with any and all issues connected with probate matters, including:

  • Gathering all of the property belonging to the deceased
  • Locating and reviewing any estate planning documents in place
  • Administration of the estate of a loved one by distributing property to the appropriate heirs and beneficiaries
  • Contesting or litigating disputes that arise

If you are dealing with a complicated probate issue, there is no need to attempt to resolve it on your own. Navigating the complex process alone could result in simple mistakes that could place you or the estate at legal risk. We can help you understand your rights, obligations and entitlements, and work with you to take the proper actions at the right time.

Discuss Your Probate Concerns With Our Experienced Lawyers

To schedule a consultation regarding your probate case, please call our office at 512-476-4740 or send us an email using our contact form. We assist clients throughout Texas and Colorado with their probate needs.