Frequently Asked Questions
What services does Hines & Maxwell, PLLC offer in probate and estate administration?
Hines & Maxwell, PLLC offers a comprehensive range of services in probate and estate administration to guide clients through the Texas probate process and help resolve estate matters following the passing of a loved one. Their services include:
Probating the Will
The firm assists in the process of probating the will, which involves proving in court that a deceased person's will is valid, administering the estate, and distributing the assets to the beneficiaries as per the will's instructions.
Handling Affidavits of Heirship
In cases where a person dies without a will, the firm can help with the preparation and filing of an Affidavit of Heirship, a legal document that establishes the heirs of a deceased person.
Dependent and Independent Administration
Hines & Maxwell, PLLC can assist with both dependent and independent administration of estates. Dependent administration requires court supervision for most actions, while independent administration allows the executor or administrator to take many actions without obtaining court approval.
Will Contests and Trust Litigation
The firm provides representation in will contests and trust litigation, which may arise when there are disputes over the validity of a will or the management of a trust.
The firm also offers estate planning services, helping clients plan for the future by crafting wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and other related documents.
By providing these services, Hines & Maxwell, PLLC aims to alleviate the stress and complexity often associated with probate and estate administration, ensuring that the wishes of the deceased are honored and their estate is properly managed and distributed.