Houston Executor of Estate Lawyer
At the Newman Law Firm, we understand that being named the executor or trustee of an estate is an enormous responsibility. For many, the duties involved can be extremely overwhelming. That is why our experienced lawyers work to ensure that executors understand their roles, their rights and their duties under Texas law. We guide them through their obligations while understanding that this may be a time in their life when emotions run high and things have become very difficult for them.
Have you been appointed an executor or trustee of your loved one’s estate? Contact us to schedule a consultation at our Houston, Texas, office to discuss how we can help you navigate your role and protect you from liability.
When it comes to the administration of an estate plan or trust, executors and trustees have many obligations to fulfill:
- Maintenance of accounting records
- Notification of beneficiaries
- Timely disbursement of funds
- Handling of creditor issues
- Filing court records and maintaining important documents
- Payment of taxes and bills of the estate
Executors and trustees are fiduciaries under Texas law. Fiduciaries are held to a very high legal standard, and owe a certain “duty of care” to the beneficiaries of the estate they are managing. When fiduciaries do not uphold their duty of care, they can be held liable for their negligence. However, they need to know what fiduciary duties they have and guidance to avoid creating problems for themselves.
Informative, Compassionate Representation
At the Newman Law Firm, we represent executors and trustees throughout the estate administration process. We know that dealing with family members who demand more than you can handle can be both frustrating and upsetting. Let us help you handle the difficult problems you are facing.
Contact a Sugar Land-Area Attorney For Trustee Representation
Our knowledgeable lawyers will work to ensure you are aware and understand the rights and obligations that accompany the role of an executor or trustee. For information regarding the qualifications and responsibilities, or to learn how to protect yourself from being sued, contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our Houston executor of estate attorneys. You may also call us at 832-390-4161.