San Antonio Last Will and Testament Lawyers
Serving Bexar County and the Surrounding Areas
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.
Call (210) 405-4919 for a consultation with a San Antonio last will and testament lawyer. We offer free initial consultations and flexible hours.
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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.
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.
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.
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.