Experienced Legal Guidance For Estate And Probate Matters
Death is never a comfortable or easy topic. But if your loved one has recently passed away, it has no doubt been on your mind a lot. In addition to coping with your grief, you must also shoulder the daunting challenge of administering their estate. If your relative passed away intestate, this task becomes even more complex.
You may also be contemplating your own end-of-life plans. You may be wondering what will happen to your loved ones after you die. Establishing an estate plan early on not only assures you that your wishes will be adhered to after your death; it also makes things easier for your loved ones. It is a gift for them to not have to debate how to handle your assets and end-of-life care. They can remain confident that your preferences are being carried out and your legacy honored.
If you need assistance with estate administration, probate or estate planning, trust attorney Sheri Bryce Dye to guide you. With more than 20 years of experience assisting families in San Antonio with their estate and probate needs, Sheri can help with issues like:
- Taking an inventory of debts and assets
- Distributing property
- Assisting the executor
- Helping the trustee if a trust is involved
To learn more about probate, you are encouraged to visit the Probate FAQ page.
Independent Administration: Do I Really Need An Attorney?
Texas allows a process called independent administration. This means that an executor can administer an estate with very little supervision from the court. This leads many executors to forego an attorney’s assistance. If you are a named executor, this decision may save you money in the short term, but it is not always wise.
Estates that seem simple at first glance often run into legal hassles. Attempting to administer an estate on your own may cost you precious time and money in the long run. It is far better to consult a lawyer to avoid costly mistakes.
Create An Estate Plan Today – You May Need It Tomorrow
As you prepare to help finalize your loved one’s estate, you may also be contemplating your own end-of-life plans.
Law Office of Sheri Bryce Dye has more than 20 years of experience assisting families in the San Antonio area with a wide range of estate planning documents such as:
- Powers of attorney
- Advance directives
- Affidavits of ownership
Already have a will? If your circumstances have changed, you should consider making updates. This may include key life events such as marriage, divorce, the birth of a child, the loss of a loved one or a substantial change in assets.
Consult The Firm About Your And Your Loved One’s Estates
You do not have to approach estate planning, administration and probate alone. The Law Office of Sheri Bryce Dye can help you. Call the firm at 210-761-5241 or schedule your free initial consultation online.
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