Collin County Estate Planning and Probate Law Firm

Lucé Evans Law provides comprehensive estate planning, probate and probate litigation services to families in McKinney and across Collin County. Our attorneys are experienced in planning the effective management of your assets during life, and their precise distribution after death. Estate planning gives you peace of mind that your assets are protected, while probate ensures a swift transition of assets during an often difficult time.

Estate planning and probate litigation in McKinney and Collin County.

Estate Planning

Estate planning is frequently associated with the wealthiest in society. However, all families need an estate planning attorney to protect them and their loved ones. A plan will reduce the friction encountered when no will is left, with crucial factors like property ownership and guardianship for your children detailed in a legal document. Wealthier families with complex asset structures will benefit from tax-efficient planning and asset allocation.

An Overview of the Estate Planning Process

The Lucé Evans Law estate planning attorneys will document the contents of your estate, including property, possessions, liabilities and more. We will then work together to craft a plan that satisfies your wishes after death. In many cases, the process will involve creating a will that can be adapted as you get older and circumstances change.

For more complex situations, we can develop trusts that limit the amount of tax your beneficiaries will be required to pay. Trusts can cover a range of needs, including the cost of funeral expenses, charity donations, or a trust for your child. Finally, appointing a fiduciary ensures your estate is managed on your behalf in the case of incapacity or death.

At Lucé Evans Law, we pride ourselves on our meticulous and considerate approach to estate planning during an often difficult time for loved ones.

Probate

Probate is the process of dealing with a deceased person’s estate. The process can be a complicated one depending on the presence of a will, possible family disputes, the complexity of the estate and other factors. At Lucé Evans Law, our experienced attorneys work with care to protect the wishes of the individual who has passed. We aim to streamline the process to reduce the time for heirs to receive their assets.

An Overview of the Probate Process

The probate process can vary in complexity – for instance, there may or not be a will, or there could be attempts to challenge the contents of an existing will. Our attorneys work to find the most straightforward and cost-effective way to probate through independent administration. In the case that no will has been provided, we can provide experienced counsel in a compassionate and understanding manner.

Probate is essential when dealing with substantial assets such as houses. At Lucé Evans Law, we can provide guidance to ensure a swift resolution to the probate process.

Probate Litigation

After the passing of an estate holder, it is not uncommon for conflicts to arise between possible heirs, trustees and creditors. These claims may or may not have legal merit and could result in formal claims being filed. If you are facing a challenge to your inheritance or have been removed from a will in bad faith, it is crucial you seek the guidance of an experienced probate litigation attorney.

An Overview of the Probate Litigation Process

Probate litigation cases can be quite complex, ranging from an accounting or inventory dispute between family members to a legal challenge by creditors. The process could also involve undue influence, removal of trustees and other legal disputes. At Lucé Evans Law, we analyze each case, using focused legal knowledge and negotiation to come to a satisfactory conclusion.

If a will is being contested, Lucé Evans Law is one of a limited number of Texas law firms able to offer dedicated probate litigation services.

Common Questions About Estate Planning, Probate and Probate Litigation

Can you assist with planning for online assets?

Yes. We provide digital estate planning for email, social media, photos and all other online accounts. We ensure your accounts are protected and only made available to heirs after passing.

Is probate always necessary?

It may be possible to avoid probate if assets are placed in a revocable living trust or if ownership doesn’t need to be transferred. Our attorneys can offer solutions after a consultation.

If a will was changed using manipulation, can you help?

Yes. Our attorneys are experienced at contesting cases where a will has been changed at a late stage using manipulation or undue influence.

Estate Planning and Probate Services for McKinney, Collin County and Beyond

Lucé Evans Law provides estate planning, probate services, plus many other legal services in McKinney and across all Collin County. We are available to offer guidance and legal representation, working diligently to protect your rights and serve your best interests. For a free legal consultation, contact us at (972) 632-1300 or request help online.