When you have lost a loved one, the probate process can be one more in a long line of difficulties. Probate courts resolve estates according to a deceased person’s wishes (as expressed in a will) or state statute (when the person dies intestate, or without a will). The services of an experienced lawyer can help you understand the legal implications of probate.
Probate, Wills, Estate Planning
To discuss particular family circumstances involved in a probate matter, to write or formalize a will in Texas, or to plan for the future with a well crafted estate plan, contact attorney Paula Lock Smyth in Dallas by phone or email to schedule a consultation.
She can also help you create a guardianship or a conservatorship.
Carrying Out The Expressed Wishes Of The Deceased, Now Or In The Future
Paula Lock Smyth is an experienced family law attorney who also provides probate and estate planning services to North Texans. Marriage, divorce and adoption bring about changes in family structure that must be considered when writing or updating a will. Wills and trusts can be devised in ways that minimize future probate costs and delays.
Powers Of Attorney And Health Care Directives
Attorney Paula Lock Smyth can help you plan for the future by designating a general durable power of attorney, a medical power of attorney or a health care directive (living will). Such documents make provisions for your health care decisions if you are incapacitated.