Dallas Probate Attorney
There are three courts in Dallas and one in Collin County devoted exclusively to probating a deceased's estate. This is unusual insofar as most counties have courts that do probate along with other unrelated matters. Because Dallas and Collin Counties have courts devoted exclusively to probate, however, their judges have a specialized knowledge of the field and are able to handle more complicated cases easier.
Michael Wald regularly practices before all three Dallas County probate courts.
Probate & Estate Administration
Need a Dallas Probate Attorney to handle all aspects of Probate and
Estate Administration for the departed? Probate is the legal process by which
a person's will is allowed by the Dallas Probate Court. The provisions of the
will dictate how the individual's debts are paid and assets are distributed
Did you know Probate Litigation in Texas is not as difficult as it is in other states?
||Estate Administration includes the probate process as
well as non-probate transfers of the deceased's assets,
such as life insurance, annuities, qualified plans,
and trust assets and compliance with applicable estate
tax requirements. Mr Wald assists the personal representative
of the estate in the gathering, valuation, accounting
and distribution of the decedent's assets. He prepares
federal and state estate tax returns as well as the
appropriate documents in order to release liens on a
decedent's real estate. It is his responsibility to
assure that all steps are properly taken in order to
carry out the decedent's intent in accordance with the
law. Michael Wald is a Probate
Attorney in Dallas handling estate matters for over
a decade. He's here to help you!
When you are faced with the reality of settling a Texas estate with
the probate process, the details and red tape can seem overwhelming.
Our affordable legal options offer solutions for estates anywhere in
Texas that save you money and increase the amount that the beneficiary
dallastexaslaw.com also provides information on Texas estate laws and forms to help you begin
the process of estate planning in Texas.
WMichael Wald is more than happy to answer any questions that you would like to
e-mail to him. In addition he is available for personal consultation for
anyone having questions about Texas Probate. His telephone number is
What Happens During Probate?
The person who is nominated in the will as executor files a petition
asking that he or she be appointed as executor. If there is no will,
the Probate Code provides a list of persons who have priority to petition
to become executor. The will also is filed with the petition, and notices
are sent to the heirs and/or relatives to let them know when the hearing
will be held.
|If there are objections to the petition, or if the validity of the will
is contested, the hearing will be used to resolve any problems that
have arisen. In some cases this may mean that the validity of the will
is not upheld, or that some other person than the original petitioner
is chosen to administer the estate. In most cases, however, there is
no objection and the petition is granted. The executor then makes an
inventory of the estate's assets, locates creditors, pays bills, files
tax returns, and manages the estate assets.
When all of the duties of the executor are completed, the estate is distributed to the
heirs and the estate administration is completed
by filing final tax returns.
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