Whether you are in the process of developing an estate plan for yourself or you are already involved in a probate case, you need an experienced attorney to provide you with guidance and insight. Attorney Melanie Bragg has many years of experience in this practice area, and she can help you accomplish your goals.
About Probate Law in Texas
In the state of Texas, estates with values above a certain limit must pass through a legal process known as “probate.” During probate, the deceased individual’s debts are paid and his or her property is distributed to heirs. If the individual left a will behind, this will governs the probate process. If no will exists, probate will proceed according to Texas law.
Probate can be both lengthy and expensive. For this reason, many Texans try to avoid probate by transferring ownership of their most valuable assets to revocable or irrevocable trusts. Nonetheless, many estates still pass through probate each year.
Hiring an Attorney
Probate can be both lengthy and expensive. However, proper estate planning can reduce the hassle associated with probate or even eliminate the need for this proceeding altogether. With the help of an attorney, you can develop a comprehensive estate plan that minimizes the time and expense necessary to process your estate after your death.
Individuals already involved in probated estates can also benefit from the counsel of an attorney. A qualified attorney can help oversee a probated estate, ensuring that the process is completed as quickly and painlessly as possible.
Contact Bragg Law PC
During her many years of practice, Melanie Bragg has handled hundreds of probate cases from start to finish. For the first thirteen years of her practice, she worked with the indigent elderly of Harris County. During this time, she gained a great deal of experience overseeing a person’s estate while he or she was experiencing a decline in health, as well as after the person’s death. She also has experience with guardianships, having served as court-appointed guardian and ad litem for many years.
In addition to her other accomplishments, Melanie Bragg has also written and spoken on the Patient Self-Determination Act of 1990 since its inception. Regardless of your circumstances, Melanie Bragg can guide you through the process of getting your affairs in order. With her help, you can make sure that your family knows your wishes and is able to carry them out upon your disability or death. Call today to schedule a consultation or learn more about working with Melanie Bragg.