Dallas Probate, Wills and Guardianships Attorney

Dallas Probate Attorney

Dallas Probate Attorney

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Fixed-Fee Probate - Great Rates!

A Dallas probate attorney with extensive experience and reasonable fixed fees, Michael A. Duran has helped over 1,000 clients with their uncontested probate and guardianship matters.  We believe that our rates are fair, particularly when you consider the fact that Michael is regularly appointed by all three Dallas County Probate Courts to administer the estates of persons when there is no one else that is qualified to do so.  To learn more about our great rates, click on the appropriate link below:

Contested Probate

Many times, sharing an inheritance can be just as bitter as a divorce. The decedent may not have left a will designating an executor to administer the estate. Even worse, the person designated to serve as the executor may be an extremely poor choice for such an important job.  In this situation, you need a Dallas probate attorney that can assist you in contesting the appointment of an unqualified person to serve as the executor of the estate.  The Duran Firm can also assists clients in holding a previously appointed executor to his or her fiduciary duties, and if necessary, can assist in having the executor removed by the Court.

Wills

The Duran Firm can also assist you with the preparation of your Last Will and Testament as well as any ancillary estate planning documents such as a power of attorney or living will. Let us help you make a plan that both preserves your estate for the people you care about while minimizing the burden on your family.

Guardianship

Dallas Probate Attorney Michael A. Duran also has experience in guardianship administration and can help you to obtain a guardianship over your incapacitated adult loved one (due to dementia or intellectual disability). For parents of sons and daughters with special needs who are approaching adulthood, the Duran Firm offers Guardianships for a fixed-fee.

Where We Serve

Though Michael Duran is a Dallas probate attorney, we actually practice probate in the following counties in the Dallas / Fort Worth / North Texas area:

Bosque Fannin Johnson Rockwall
Collin Grayson Kaufman Somervell
Cooke Henderson Montague Tarrant
Dallas Hill Navarro Van Zandt
Denton Hood Parker Wise
Ellis Hunt Rains  

 

Dallas Probate Attorney Service Area

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Probate of a Will

Probate of Will as a Muniment of Title Only (No Administration).

Independent Administration (Unsupervised Administration).

Court-Created Independent Administration (Unsupervised Administration).

Dependent Administration (Court-Supervised Administration)

Estimated Costs (Fixed fee available in some cases)

QUICK START: Worksheet for Probate of a Will

Probate without a Will

Affidavit of Heirship (No Administration).

Small Estate Affidavit (No Administration with Court Approval).

Determination of Heirship (No Administration with Court Judgment Declaring Heirship).

Court Created Independent Administration (Unsupervised Administration).

Dependent Administration (Court-Supervised Administration).

Estimated Costs (Fixed fee available in some cases)

QUICK START: Worksheet for Probate without a Will

Probate Client's Page

Locating the Will

Offering the Will for Probate

Qualify as Executor and Obtain Letters Testamentary 

Administer the Estate

Guardianships for Special Needs

How to file an Application for Guardianship

Court Actions upon receiving an Application for Guardianship

Estimated Costs (Fixed fee available in some cases)

QUICK START Step #1: Physician's Certificate of Medical Examination

QUICK START Step #2: Worksheet for Guardianship

 

Guardianships for Seniors

How to file an Application for Guardianship

Court Actions upon receiving an Application for Guardianship

Estimated Costs

 

QUICK START Step #1: Physician's Certificate of Medical Examination

QUICK START Step #2: Worksheet for Guardianship

 

Wills, Living Wills, and Power of Attorney

What happens if you die without a Will

Advantages of Having a Will

Four Quick Steps to Planning Your Estate 

Advance Directive

Statutory Durable Power of Attorney

Medical Power of Attorney

QUICK START: Worksheet for Estate Planning for One Person

QUICK START: Worksheet for Estate Planning for a Married Couple

Probate Court Information

Collin County Probate Court

Dallas County Probate Courts

Denton County Probate Court

Tarrant County Probate Courts

Preparing for the Hearing

Filing Fees

Requirement for Attorney 

 

Contact Info