Probate & Estate Administration

Bedford, Texas Probate Lawyer

Probate is the legal process of going to court to settle the estate of a person who has passed away. An experienced attorney can expedite the process, assisting the representative of the estate in fulfilling the duties for a reasonable fee.

The Livens Law Firm provides probate, estate and trust administration services. We can also represent heirs or the estate in probate litigation. Based in Bedford, Texas, we practice in probate courts in Tarrant County, Dallas County, the DFW Metroplex and statewide. We represent executors and trustees living anywhere in Texas, or even out-of-state clients with probate duties in North Texas.

Estate Administration

Probate includes reviewing the will and approving it, appointment of the executor or personal representative, gathering assets, paying bills, distributing the remaining assets to named heirs, filing taxes of the estate and final accounting to the State of Texas. The process is relatively simple, but these obligations are time consuming. If the deceased owned real estate, the deed must be retitled or the property liquidated.

Trust administration can be a one-time duty or continuing obligation, depending on how the trust is set up. We can provide affordable services in this area as well.

Stephen Livens has practiced law in Texas for over 20 years. His experience in estate administration and knowledge of estate planning enables him to foresee any legal problems (property owned in other states, issues with validity of the will) and assist clients in efficiently wrapping up the estate.

We aim to make the process as inexpensive and hassle-free as possible. Contact us online or call (800) 569-2663 for a free initial consultation.