Dallas Wills & Probate Lawyer, Texas

Sponsored Law Firm


Includes: Estate Administration, Living Wills, Wills

Elliott E. Burdette Lawyer

Elliott E. Burdette

VERIFIED
Estate, Wills & Probate

Elliott has practiced for decades in the area of wills, trusts, estates, guardianships, and probate. He routinely prepares living trusts, wills and ha... (more)

George S. McKearin Lawyer

George S. McKearin

VERIFIED
Estate, Wills & Probate, Trusts, Divorce & Family Law, Power of Attorney

George McKearin is a practicing lawyer in the state of Texas. He received his J.D. from Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law in 1969.

FREE CONSULTATION 

CONTACT

972-889-3825

Andrew J. Anderson Lawyer
badge
Andrew J. Anderson
is a Top Attorney Award winner at Attorney.com. Only 5% have the elite qualifications. Click the badge for more info.

Andrew J. Anderson

badge
Andrew J. Anderson is a Top Attorney Award winner at Attorney.com. Only 5% have the elite qualifications. Click the badge for more info.
VERIFIED
Divorce & Family Law, Divorce, Family Law, Wills
Providing prompt, aggressive legal advice for clients in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex.

After practicing for almost a decade at well-respected Dallas law firms, Andrew J. Anderson decided to form Anderson Legal Group, P.C. The focus of t... (more)

FREE CONSULTATION 

CONTACT

800-931-7141

J.C.  Bailey Lawyer

J.C. Bailey

Estate, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Wills & Probate

FREE CONSULTATION 

CONTACT

855-982-7199

Stephen D. Colbert Lawyer

Stephen D. Colbert

Estate Planning, Elder Law, Business, Native People, Wills

Stephen Colbert is a founding partner at Colbert Law Group PLLC in Flower Mound, TX. His practice areas include estate planning, elder law, business l... (more)

D. Grant Seabolt, Jr. Lawyer

D. Grant Seabolt, Jr.

VERIFIED
Business, Wills & Probate, Foreign Investment, Merger & Acquisition, Corporate Governance

D. Grant Seabolt, Jr. is a practicing lawyer in the state of Texas.

Emily  Daniell Lawyer

Emily Daniell

VERIFIED
Divorce & Family Law, Wills & Probate, Estate, Child Custody

Attorney Emily Daniell has been advocating for clients for over 10 years. Emily works hard fighting for her clients and ensuring that they are satisfi... (more)

Carol Adkins Warren Lawyer

Carol Adkins Warren

VERIFIED
Divorce & Family Law, Wills & Probate, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Real Estate, Power of Attorney
Free 15 Minute Consultation. One Hour Consultation $250.

Carol was born in Dallas, Texas, and grew up in Dallas and Mesquite. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Southern Methodist Univers... (more)

FREE CONSULTATION 

CONTACT

800-978-9571

Paul  Wieneskie Lawyer

Paul Wieneskie

Other, Wills, Business & Trade

FREE CONSULTATION 

CONTACT

855-982-7199

John L. Barnes Lawyer

John L. Barnes

VERIFIED
Estate, Estate Planning, Wills & Probate, Trusts

Over 30 years of experience in providing individualized legal services. Fishing is one of my favorite activities. Fly fishing is my preferred metho... (more)

FREE CONSULTATION 

CONTACT

800-790-1461

Free Help: Use This Form or Call 800-620-0900

Member Representative

Call me for fastest results!
800-620-0900

Free Help: Use This Form or Call 800-620-0900

By submitting this lawyer request, I confirm I have read and agree to the Consent to Receive Messages from all messaging and voice technologies including Email, Text, Phone, Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy. Information provided is not privileged or confidential.


Free Help: Use This Form or Call 800-943-8690

Member Representative

Call me for fastest results!
800-943-8690

Free Help: Use This Form or Call 800-943-8690

By submitting this lawyer request, I confirm I have read and agree to the Consent to Receive Messages from all messaging and voice technologies including Email, Text, Phone, Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy. Information provided is not privileged or confidential.

Lawyer.com

TIPS

Easily find Dallas Wills & Probate Lawyers and Dallas Wills & Probate Law Firms. For more attorneys, search all Estate areas including Estate Planning, Trusts and Power of Attorney attorneys.

LEGAL TERMS

PUBLISHED WORK

An original work of authorship that is considered published for purposes of copyright law. A work is 'published' when it is first made available to the public o... (more...)
An original work of authorship that is considered published for purposes of copyright law. A work is 'published' when it is first made available to the public on an unrestricted basis. It is thus possible to display a work, or distribute it with restrictions on disclosure of its contents, without actually 'publishing' it. Both published and unpublished works are entitled to copyright protection, but some of the rules differ.

SPENDTHRIFT TRUST

A trust created for a beneficiary the grantor considers irresponsible about money. The trustee keeps control of the trust income, doling out money to the benefi... (more...)
A trust created for a beneficiary the grantor considers irresponsible about money. The trustee keeps control of the trust income, doling out money to the beneficiary as needed, and sometimes paying third parties (creditors, for example) on the beneficiary's behalf, bypassing the beneficiary completely. Spendthrift trusts typically contain a provision prohibiting creditors from seizing the trust fund to satisfy the beneficiary's debts. These trusts are legal in most states, even though creditors hate them.

GRANTOR

Someone who creates a trust. Also called a trustor or settlor.

GENERATION-SKIPPING TRANSFER TAX

A federal tax imposed on money placed in a generation-skipping trust. Currently, there is a $1 million exemption to the GSTT; that is, each person may leave $1 ... (more...)
A federal tax imposed on money placed in a generation-skipping trust. Currently, there is a $1 million exemption to the GSTT; that is, each person may leave $1 million in a generation-skipping trust free of this tax. The GSST is imposed when the middle-generation beneficiaries die and the property is transferred to the third-generation beneficiaries. Every dollar over $1 million is subject to the highest existing estate tax rate--currently 55%--at the time the GSTT tax is applied.

CHARITABLE TRUST

Any trust designed to make a substantial gift to a charity and also achieve income and estate tax savings for the person who creates the trust (the grantor).

CONSERVATOR

Someone appointed by a judge to oversee the affairs of an incapacitated person. A conservator who manages financial affairs is often called a 'conservator of th... (more...)
Someone appointed by a judge to oversee the affairs of an incapacitated person. A conservator who manages financial affairs is often called a 'conservator of the estate.' One who takes care of personal matters, such as healthcare and living arrangements, is known as a 'conservator of the person.' Sometimes, one conservator is appointed to handle all these tasks. Depending on where you live, a conservator may also be called a guardian, committee or curator.

PROBATE COURT

A specialized court or division of a state trial court that considers only cases concerning the distribution of deceased persons' estate. Called 'surrogate cour... (more...)
A specialized court or division of a state trial court that considers only cases concerning the distribution of deceased persons' estate. Called 'surrogate court' in New York and several other states, this court normally examines the authenticity of a will -- or if a person dies intestate, figures out who receives her property under state law. It then oversees a procedure to pay the deceased person's debts and to distribute her assets to the proper inheritors. See probate.

CERTIFIED COPY

A copy of a document issued by a court or government agency guaranteed to be a true and exact copy of the original. Many agencies and institutions require certi... (more...)
A copy of a document issued by a court or government agency guaranteed to be a true and exact copy of the original. Many agencies and institutions require certified copies of legal documents before permitting certain transactions. For example, a certified copy of a death certificate is required before a bank will release the funds in a deceased person's payable-on-death account to the person who has inherited them.

SUMMARY PROBATE

A relatively simple probate proceeding available for 'small estates,' as that term is defined by state law. Every state's definition is different, and many are ... (more...)
A relatively simple probate proceeding available for 'small estates,' as that term is defined by state law. Every state's definition is different, and many are complicated, but a few examples include estates worth up to $100,000 in California; New York estates where property, excluding real estate and amounts that must be set aside for surviving family members, is worth $20,000 or less; and Texas estates where the value of property doesn't exceed what is needed to pay a family allowance and certain creditors.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Frost Nat. Bank v. Fernandez

... The principal issue on appeal is whether the district court had jurisdiction to render summary judgment when similar bill of review proceedings and applications 497 for determination of heirship were pending in the probate court. ... 3. Probate Code. ...

In re Estate of Gaines

... The will also named Green and his wife the guardians of Gaines's children. Davis did not submit an application to probate Gaines's will for over three years after Gaines's death. ... In response, Davis submitted an application to probate Gaines's will on October 13, 2006. ...

In re Estate of Walker

... They appeal from an order of the probate court denying them relief in their complaint regarding an amended inventory filed by the independent executor of the deceased's estate. ... Beasley filed an application to probate the deceased's will on August 18, 2003. ...

© 2024 LAWYER.COM INC.

Use of this website constitutes acceptance of Lawyer.com’s Terms of Use, Email, Phone, & Text Message and Privacy Policies.