Probate, Estate Planning and Probate Litigation
Orlando & Orlando, L.L.P. represents clients throughout Texas in probate administration, estate planning, and probate litigation matters.
Probate is the process where the court oversees the administration of a decedent's estate, ensuring that taxes and other debts and expenses of the decedent are paid, and that the remaining estate is distributed in accordance with the decedent's will, or if the decedent died without a will, or "intestate," in accordance with Texas laws governing intestate succession.
Our probate lawyers have extensive experience in probate administration matters, including assisting clients with muniments of title, which involve filing the file through a probate proceeding to transfer title to real estate in Texas to the beneficiaries of the will, without the necessity of a full probate proceeding. We also represent clients in complex probate administration matters, including estates involving significant assets, business interests, and multiple interests in real property. We also represent clients in guardianship proceedings and in contested probate matters.
Our experienced estate planning attorneys offer personalized estate planning services, carefully tailoring estate planning documents to meet the needs of our clients. Our estate plans are designed to meet the goals and objectives of our clients while minimizing any tax implications, including income, gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer taxes. We thoughtfully consider possible contingencies, such as possible incapacity, or the need for asset protection, in crafting an estate plan.
Our areas of representation include preparation of simple to complex, tax-sensitive wills; revocable and irrevocable trusts; powers of attorney; directives to physicians; and more advanced estate planning techniques such as the use of family limited partnerships.
We represent clients in trust and estate and probate litigation matters, including challenges to the validity of a will or other estate planning document; lawsuits concerning the interpretation of estate planning documents; allegations of breach of fiduciary duty by an executor, administrator or other fiduciary; and proceedings seeking removal of a fiduciary.
Contact Us for Experienced Legal Representation
We welcome the opportunity to serve your probate administration, estate planning and probate litigation needs. To schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys, contact Orlando & Orlando, L.L.P.