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Experienced Texas Estates Attorney Guides You Through Probate

The process of probate typically accompanies a painful emotional loss. Knowledgeable, meticulous probate attorney Frank B. Lyon eases the stress of probating your loved one’s estate and guides 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. Frank B. Lyon can guide you through the complex probate process, including:

  • Filing the will with the appropriate Texas county 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

Frank B. Lyon assists executors with the arduous process of collecting, managing, valuing, protecting and liquidating estate assets. The office of Frank B. Lyon has 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.

Probate disputes

Even for seemingly straightforward estates, disputes between beneficiaries sometimes arise. Frank B. Lyon’s professional courtroom presence can calm the emotionally charged process of probating a challenged will or disputed executor or judicial decision. When it is in the best interest of our client to preserve cordial familial relationships, Frank B. Lyon is adept at mediating these disputes. That said, he assertively defends our client’s beneficiary rights within the Texas probate court when doing so is necessary.

Contact a thorough estate planning lawyer at the office of Frank B. Lyon

For legal services in Austin and throughout the Austin Metropolitan area, call us at 512-345-8964 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.