At the Law Office of Kyle Whitaker, we assist people in Fort Worth, Southlake, Tarrant County and throughout the state of Texas in all estate matters, from planning to administration to litigation.
We create customized wills to help people protect their families and their assets. Our attorneys frequently encourage the creation of wills, powers of attorney, trusts and other estate planning documents when clients welcome a new child into the world, get a divorce, get remarried or encounter any other major life change.
Estate Administration And Probate
If you have lost a loved one, you may need assistance administering the estate and navigating the probate process. This process can be complex. We will help you navigate the system efficiently while adhering to your loved one’s final wishes.
In Texas, there are various types of probate depending on the size of the estate and other factors. Dependent administration is also known as court-supervised probate. This is a type of probate that, as the name implies, is handled under close supervision from the court. Independent administration requires less court supervision. While not technically probate, some estates may be administered with a small estate affidavit. Our attorneys will help you determine which type of probate should be used in your case, and we will guide you through it.
In the event of a will contest or other estate dispute, we will work with you to ascertain your loved one’s true wishes in order to pursue the outcome that makes sense to you and your family. We are trial lawyers; we are prepared to take a stand in order to protect assets that you believe should rightfully pass on to you or your children.