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Experienced Texas trust and estates attorney helps guide you through the process

Probate follows what is typically a painful emotional loss. Attorney E. Rhett Buck has more than 20 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. They know little about the process. Attorney Buck can guide you through all aspects of probate, including:

  • Filing the will and heirship with no will with the Texas Probate Court
  • Will and heirship contest and objections
  • 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

At the law office of E. Rhett Buck, we can 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 advisers, 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.

Probate disputes

Even in apparently straightforward estate cases, there are sometimes disputes between beneficiaries. Attorney Buck's professional courtroom presence can calm the emotionally charged process of probating a challenged will or probating a disputed executor or judicial decision. When it is in the best interests of our client to preserve cordial familial relationships, our attorney is adept at mediating these disputes. When necessary, we assertively defend our client’s beneficiary rights within the Texas probate court.

Contact us today

Attorney E. Rhett Buck serves clients in the metropolitan Houston area and throughout the surrounding counties. To schedule an appointment, call us at 713-868-9447 or contact us online today.