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Protecting Legacies With Focused Wills And Probate Representation

Creating and executing a proper will, probate and estate administration, as well as guardianship matters are all highly personal areas of the law that can be difficult to navigate. The issues often impact entire families. At the Law Office of William B. Doonan, we provide compassionate, caring and thorough guidance for clients to provide peace of mind that their affairs are properly in order.

Providing Guidance For Families Through Creating A Will

It is common for individuals to delay creating and executing a will for a variety of reasons. However, it is critical to have a will in place before a family needs to address guardianship, probate or estate administration issues. A will allows you to clearly provide your family with your detailed plan for distributing assets, naming a guardian for minor children and appointing the legal representative you want to manage your estate. When a person passes away without a will, the laws of intestacy will dictate how to distribute property. We often guide clients after a divorce is finalized to update their wills to maintain consistency with the terms of divorce decrees and family court orders. It is also important to revise an estate plan when family circumstances and other aspects of life produce change, such as at the time of a marriage, the birth of a child or after experiencing substantial changes in assets.

Establishing Guardianships For Loved Ones

When an adult becomes incapacitated, families are often left with the need to have a guardian appointed to make important decisions and to care for the incapacitated individual. Family members may agree with each other who would best serve as the appropriate guardian. In these situations, it is important to work with an experienced lawyer to navigate the process in probate court. In other situations, disagreements may arise that lead to contentious disputes. Our founding lawyer is an experienced litigation lawyer who is well prepared to represent individuals who are facing guardianship disputes.

Navigating Probate Or Estate Administration

The loss of a loved one is difficult for most people. Facing the probate process can be daunting. We provide thorough, knowledgeable and compassionate guidance to help clients address the necessary steps of the probate process to finalize the affairs of a loved one. Most probate matters run smoothly and without conflict. However, sometimes disputes among family members, heirs, beneficiaries or alleged creditors can disrupt the administration of an estate or probate proceeding. At Law Office of William B. Doonan, we have experience in guiding clients through probate, as well as providing aggressive advocacy when probate litigation becomes necessary.

An Experienced Attorney Who Cares About Clients And Their Legacies

To learn more about how we can help you with creating a will, or assist with guardianship or probate, call our office in  Keller/Ft Worth at 817-898-7242. To reach our office in Midland, call 432-570-9949. You may also contact us online to get in touch with the Law Office of William B. Doonan.