Estate Planning and Probate Going through the estate planning process can be a difficult undertaking.

Seeking the sound legal counsel from an estate planning or probate attorney can simplify matters and give you peace of mind.

Divvying up a loved one’s estate following his or her death can be a challenging proposition, especially if the loved one neglected estate planning and probate needs. Without going through the necessary estate planning and probate protocols, you run the risk of having a state probate judge decide how your assets will be distributed among your family members.

To save your family time and the unnecessary headache of excess legal fees, it is important to develop an estate plan under the guidance of an experienced estate planning attorney who will take your specific needs and wishes to heart. If you want the peace of mind that comes with having your estate matters in order, contact an estate planning lawyer at Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, L.L.P. today.

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The Importance of Wills in Estate Planning and Probate

In order to ensure your assets are distributed the way you want after your death, it is crucial to draft a will. A will is simply a testamentary document that delineates how your property will be allocated when you pass away. Surprisingly, it is not uncommon for people to neglect to draft a will. Without this document, family members of the deceased must make tough property-distribution decisions, which can lead to heated confrontations, costly inheritance taxes and hefty probate expenses.

“Without [a will], family members of the deceased must make tough property-distribution decisions.”

At Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, our attorneys understand the complex nature of estate planning and probate matters. We are more than capable of helping you draft a will in accordance to your personal wishes by evaluating all your family estate holdings, property assets and business succession needs. Contact us for an estate planning or probate consultation today.


We Are Experienced Estate Planning and Probate Law Attorneys

The policies, procedures and laws pertaining to estate planning and probate law are complex. Our experienced attorneys are well versed in these matters and work alongside specialists like tax experts, financial planners and insurance consultants to ensure your estate is preserved for your family the way you see fit. We can provide sound guidance and legal counsel for matters including, but not limited to:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Beneficiary appointments
  • Powers of attorney
  • Special arrangements

If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of the aforementioned estate planning matters, contact our law firm today.


Contact Our Attorneys for Your Estate Planning and Probate Needs

If you want the peace of mind that comes with having all elements of your estate planned out prior to your death, do not hesitate to call our estate planning lawyers at (940) 387-3518, or contact us here. We will be glad to discuss any concerns you may have pertaining to the estate planning process and probate law.

Byron R. Berry

Denton, Gainesville, Flower Mound, Celina

Jeffrey A. Hines