last will attorney in San Antonio

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No one wants to think about their own mortality, but making a will is an important step in ensuring your loved ones are taken care of after you’re gone.

Unfortunately, many people put off creating a will until it’s too late. This can lead to family disputes and added stress during an already difficult time.

Wilson Brown Law offers last will attorney services in San Antonio. We can help you create a will that accurately reflects your wishes and provides peace of mind for you and your loved ones.

LAST

WILL

last will attorney in San Antonio

No one wants to think about their own mortality, but making a will is an important step in ensuring your loved ones are taken care of after you’re gone.

Unfortunately, many people put off creating a will until it’s too late. This can lead to family disputes and added stress during an already difficult time.

Wilson Brown Law offers last will attorney services in San Antonio. We can help you create a will that accurately reflects your wishes and provides peace of mind for you and your loved ones.

Frequently Asked

Questions (FAQs)

How do I file a will for probate?

A will must be filed with the probate court in the deceased’s county of residence. The executor must file for probate four years from the date of death. An estate attorney in Texas can help you with this process.

How much time do I have to probate a will?

Generally, the executor has four years from the death date to probate a will in Texas. Once the will is filed, there is a 10-day waiting period, allowing others to challenge the will before the courts move forward to confirm its validity.

How do I probate a lost will?

To probate the estate with a lost will, you’ll likely need to find someone who was one of the original witnesses to the will who does not have any financial interest in the estate. However, proving the contents of a lost will may be time-consuming and expensive.

Can I contest a will in Texas?

Contact a probate attorney to contest a will. A will can be challenged in Texas for one of the following reasons:

  • Lack of testamentary capacity: The person who wrote the will didn’t understand the consequences of their actions.
  • Undue influence: Someone was inappropriately influencing the person creating the will.
  • Due execution: The will was not properly witnessed or signed.

Do I need an attorney to probate a will in Texas?

It is possible to probate a will in Texas without an attorney because of “independent administration.” Independent administration means executors can work with little probate court supervision.

Even though an individual can probate a will on their own, it’s recommended that you seek the help of an attorney.

Is it always necessary to probate a will in Texas?

If a person dies, leaving behind a will, the executor can only implement its provisions after going through the probate process. However, some assets are automatically transferred to beneficiaries through a trust, joint ownership with a right of survivorship, or accounts with direct payments to beneficiaries.

Does divorce have any impact on a will?

Yes, divorce has an impact on a will in Texas. While the will is still valid, the deceased’s ex-spouse and their relatives will no longer be a part of the will – even if they were included.

Contact your estate planning attorney to ensure that all the documents are in order whenever a significant life event occurs, such as a birth, divorce, or death.

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When it comes time to make a will, many people in San Antonio turn to Wilson Brown Law for help. Our team of experienced attorneys can guide you through the process of creating a will that meets your specific needs. Contact us today to schedule a private consultation: 210-681-6353.

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