Unfortunately, people sometimes put off estate planning. No one likes to think about death. However, being proactive makes matters easier on loved ones or relatives when you create a will or other estate plan.
Many families find themselves in a situation where someone has died and they did not leave a valid will. Their loved one left them wondering exactly how to proceed.
If there was no will, one option to ensure property stays within the family is an affidavit of heirship, which establishes your right to the estate. A lawyer can help you prepare this document, get the signatures of two witnesses and meet other certain requirements and file it properly with the county clerk.
An affidavit of heirship is usually effective immediately with property, although there are some circumstances where challenges arise with it working for bank accounts. You need a lawyer who has the experience to give you answers according to Texas law.
James P. Peterson Attorney at Law has been helping families through these kinds of matters in San Antonio for more than 30 years. Trust him to take the time to give you an accurate and easy to understand view of your legal options when you have questions about wills and probate.
Contact James P. Peterson Attorney at Law today to talk directly with a lawyer in San Antonio and get a free evaluation of the strength of your case. Call 210-943-9505 or send the firm an email.