Estate Planning and Probate

Creating comprehensive estate planning & probate work is a primary area of law practice for the experienced North Texas Estate Planning & Probate Lawyers at the James H. Horton Law Firm, in Denton, Texas. For decades, we have helped numerous clients sort through and select all the important little details they should include in these documents. For best results, there is no substitute for experience, and we are ready to put our in-depth estate planning law experience to work for you.

James H. Horton Law Firm

Helping clients to best preserve and protect their assets and property is achieved at the James H. Horton Law Firm by creating valid estate planning documents that will withstand legal challenges. There are several documents every person should have drawn up by an experienced estate planning and probate lawyer, regardless of the size of their estate.

Some important documents to consider having our Estate Planning & Probate lawyers create to protect you and your loved ones include:

  • Wills & Trusts – living, revocable
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Medical Directive/Power of Attorney
  • Guardianships

If you should become incapacitated and unable to manage your own financial affairs, or when you die, these documents contain your personal wishes for handling your assets and estate matters. Without a will or trust, everything moves into Probate Court. There, a Judge appoints someone to administer your estate, but they would have no knowledge of your wishes.

North Texas Estate Planning & Probate Lawyers

At the James H. Horton Law Firm, we currently serve clients from Denton, Dallas, Colin, Tarrant, Wise, and Cooke Counties from our law offices in Denton, Texas. Our North Texas Estate Planning & Probate Lawyers are very familiar with all local, state and federal court systems, and we are licensed to practice in courtrooms across Texas. Our attorneys have over 60 years combined experience representing clients in their legal matters, including estate planning. We also help estate administrators and trustees fulfill their duties and obligations.

Family members who have been appointed to administer the estate of a loved one frequently turn to us for assistance and legal representation. They may have no idea of how to properly administer an estate or act as a trustee. We provide legal counseling and advice, so they are able to do the job their loved one entrusted them to do.

Representing clients in Probate Court is another legal service that we offer clients. This is a situation where you need experienced legal counsel by your side to stand up for your rights and to make sure that wills and trusts are administered according to the wishes of your loved one.

Plan Ahead for Best Results

Having a will or trust established in advance of need is the best way to avoid emotional family disputes over assets and property. With detailed estate planning, you know that your wishes will be known and followed, and that the heirs you choose will receive the inheritances you wanted them to have. If you are incapacitated temporarily or permanently, a living will or trust is an excellent way to protect your own interests.

Simple estate planning is important for everyone and gives you peace of mind. When you have a large estate and property holdings, more complex planning is highly recommended. Contact the James H. Horton Law Firm, P.C., to set up your first meeting with our Estate Planning & Probate lawyers. Call us now, at (940) 382-1561.