When it comes to the future, it is never too early to start planning. None of us know for sure what tomorrow may bring and it is important to ensure that your family is provided for should something happen to you. If you die with no last will and testament (intestate) your "estate planner" becomes the State of Texas and your assets will be distributed according to a Texas Probate Code formula. If you want to exercise your freedom to decide how and to whom your property will be distributed when you die, you need a will.

Wills and probate attorney James A. Robertson can help you create a will that gives you peace of mind knowing that your affairs are in order. A trust such as a living trust, a management trust, or a Miller trust could also be set up to supplement the will, depending on your particular needs. Robertson can also help you set up a medical directive so that your wishes are carried out regarding your medical treatment.

The prepared will needs to be decisive, properly worded, and inviolable as there may be family members and other individuals who believe that it is compromised or should be contested. If your will is not properly prepared, then such a person could attempt to have the will invalidated. Wills lawyer James Robertson has extensive experience in drafting wills and incorporating changes so that your wishes are stated clearly and everyone understands exactly what you want. He also knows how to build in the proper legal language to effectively protect your rights and carry out your wishes once you have passed - so that you truly can "rest in peace."

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If probate of an individual's estate is required, rest assured that probate attorney Robertson can handle all aspects of it. Probate is a legal proceeding where the court supervises the administration and distribution of the decedent's assets, ensuring that all creditors are paid before distributions to beneficiaries are made. During the process the court will also determine whether a will is valid and then ensure that the will maker's intent is carried out. In other words, it will oversee the collection of assets, the payment of debts, and the distribution of the balance to heirs and other beneficiaries.

It can be a difficult thing to handle the matters that arise following the death of a family member. That does not mean however, that the will and probate matters you have to deal with need to add to the emotional pain you may already be experiencing. In providing probate services to families in need throughout Brazoria County, Robertson's goal is to try to resolve each case as quickly and as painlessly as possible. He knows the heartache that can come with the passing of a loved one, and he strives to minimize the stress that can come when handling the complex issues that can arise.

If things don't go well between family and you need to challenge or defend a will, the validity of a trust, or need professional guidance regarding a breach of fiduciary duty by a guardian or manager, you can find the help you need at the Robertson Law Office.

Wills and probate attorney James Robertson is a sole practitioner who has been helping  families in Pearland, Manvel, Alvin, and Lake Jackson, Texas with their estate planning needs for over two decades. Robertson is also a certified mediator and is often able to employ his mediation skills to obtain favorable settlements for his clients prior to going to trial.







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