Houston, TX Wills and Probate Lawyer

Experienced Texas trust and estates attorney guides you through the process
Probate follows what is typically a painful emotional loss. Knowledgeable, meticulous probate attorney Lee Carroll has 27 years of experience in probate law and knows how to ease the stress of probate by guiding executors and beneficiaries through the complex process.

The process of probate
Most executors have rarely if ever probated a will and know little about the process. We can guide you through the complex probate processes, including:

  • Filing the will with the Texas probate court
  • Developing the best strategy for fairly and expeditiously probating the estate
  • Finding and collecting assets
  • Closing and opening bank accounts
  • Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
  • Paying estate taxes
  • Valuing, managing, preserving and liquidating the estate
  • Locating beneficiaries
  • Hiring experts, when appropriate

Valuing and managing the estate
We assist executors with the arduous process of collecting, managing, valuing, protecting and liquidating the assets of the estate. We have a team of experts available to assist in every aspect of estate probate. When appropriate, the firm calls upon accountants, financial advisors, real estate agents, property managers and other professionals to assist with executor duties. We can access expert opinions about unique assets such as antiques, rare books, automobiles and other collectables for accurate valuation, management and possible sale.

Drafting your last will and testament
A will is essential at every stage of your life, providing you with the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes for what will happen upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to someone who is not your blood relative, e.g., a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your beloved pet — and the decisions the court makes might not reflect your desires.

We have 27 years of experience, and can assist by drafting a valid will to ensure your intentions are honored.

Contact thorough estate planning lawyer Lee Carroll.
Lee Carroll serves clients in Houston and throughout Texas. Call us at 281-440-1162 or contact us online.