Waco Probate Lawyers

Contact Experienced McLennan County Probate Law Attorneys

In Texas, when an individual dies, his or her estate goes through probate. The probate process ensures that the estate is properly administered. Our Waco probate attorneys provide comprehensive representation to executors. If you have been named the executor in a decedent's will, we can ensure that you are meeting your responsibilities.

Our McLennan County probate law attorneys are dedicated to helping people in their time of need. We know that losing a loved one can bring about an emotional time. We work diligently to guide you through the probate process as well as shoulder the pressure of any estate or probate litigation your family might encounter.

Your Role as Executor

As McLennan County probate law attorneys, we can ensure that your role as executor is fulfilled. As executor, you may be subject to a lawsuit by heirs or beneficiaries if you do not act responsibly. Our law firm can ensure you meet your responsibilities and minimize your risks. As executor, you will be responsible for:

  • Identifying the estate's assets
  • Paying estate debt or decedent's debt
  • Notifying heirs and beneficiaries
  • Distributing assets to the heirs or beneficiaries
  • Paying federal estate tax (if applicable)
  • Pursuing claims that are owed to the estate (if applicable)

Administering an estate in Texas can be a complex process. Our attorneys are well versed in the tax exemptions available. Our lawyers have knowledge of the strategies for minimizing estate tax, federal tax and inheritance tax.

Would you like to discuss your probate needs? Call Tekell & Atkins, L.L.P., in Waco, Texas, today to schedule your consultation. We can be reached locally at 254-776-5095 or toll free at 877-283-5355. You may also contact us online. Attorneys are available for evening and weekend appointments. We have a Spanish-speaking attorney.