Probate

Kelly M. Davis, was born and raised in Lewisville and is familiar with the courts and Judges in the Denton and surrounding areas.  Also, she is familiar with the “local rules” promulgated by each of the courts which can sometimes hinder and delay the probate process.

On most of our cases KMDA charges a flat fee to probate the estate or go through a small estate process.  This helps the client know what to expect as far as fees are concerned and prevents surprises.  Through the use of our questionnaire and information provided to the client, KMDA tries to make the process as painless as possible for the client and tries to diminish the fear that many people face when hearing the word “probate.”

Download a questionnaire, which is the first step in determining whether a probate is necessary or whether or not an alternative to an actual probate is possible.  Although it might seem a little overwhelming, these are things we will need to know in order to determine all aspects of the Estate.  Additionally, if these questions are completed in advance of the initial interview, it will reduce your legal fees required to complete the probate process.

Please thoroughly complete the questionnaire without excessive detail.  Additionally, please prepare yourself to explain and demonstrate details when you meet with us to go over these matters.  It would be very helpful if you could bring any documentation relating to these questions.  If you don’t have any of this information, just complete as much as you can.  
There are many questions that may not relate to your situation.  If you find such questions, just skip it.  Also, we realize this involves a lot of information; therefore, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call.

What makes the probate process simpler and, hopefully, more palatable for you, the client, is being able to sit down with an experienced probate attorney with whom you should feel comfortable in discussing the issues that will come to mind and how to distribute the property and pay the debts of the decedent.   The staff at Kelly M. Davis & Associates, LLC are here to assist you and strive to provide you peace of mind carrying out your loved one’s wishes in a respectful and timely manner.