Wills & Probate

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Helping You Understand The Importance Of Wills And Probate

You have worked a lifetime to save and protect your assets. It is important that you have a lawyer who will help you control and direct what happens to your assets after death.

At Scott, Ray, Pemberton & Goll, PLLC, our attorneys are dedicated to helping you through every aspect of creating and revising a will, as well as the entire probate process. From our offices in McKinney and Greenville, we use more than 40 years of experience helping clients throughout Hunt and Collin and surrounding counties, and in cities such as Greenville, McKinney, Frisco, Prosper, Celina, Caddo Mills, Rockwall, and Sulphur Springs with all of their estate planning needs. We understand how difficult some of these issues can be and approach each case individually and with compassion.

Handling All Aspects Of A Will

It is important to have a last will and testament created in order to protect your assets, property, and legacy for yourself, your family, and future generations. A will details all parts of your estate and how you wish them to be distributed upon your death. If you die without a will, the courts will take over and administer your estate according to the law instead of according to your wishes.

Our firm can help you gather all of the information needed to create a comprehensive will that provides directions for your executor, beneficiaries, and heirs. We can also assist in revising a will, which should be done in the event of a major life event such as a divorce or the death of a loved one.

Experienced Probate Representation

When a loved one dies, it is crucial to have an experienced probate attorney to help guide you through the process that follows, and seeking legal representation as soon as possible is very important. The court process of assessing and administering an estate after someone’s death is called probate. This is often a highly emotional time for all parties involved that can easily become contested. If a will or estate is contested, it is crucial to have representation of a lawyer with experience in contested probate matters. Although each case is different, a few common reasons to contest a will or estate include:

  • Claims of undue influence
  • Differences of opinion over guardianships or distribution of estate assets
  • Undisclosed details regarding debtors
  • Creditor claims
  • A trustee or executor failing to do their fiduciary duty
  • Fraud or other tortious interference with inheritance rights
  • Executor, beneficiary, or heir embezzling or unlawfully taking estate property

The estate planning lawyers at Scott, Ray, Pemberton & Goll, PLLC, have the dedication, experience, and objectivity to help you reach the best possible outcome.

Talk To Us About Your Concerns

The best time for expert estate planning is now. Scott, Ray, Pemberton & Goll, PLLC, can help you identify your goals and make objective choices regarding difficult decisions such as estate planning, guardianship, probate, and transfer of assets. Call us today at 972-525-5872 or 903-454-0044, or contact us online.