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Who Does the Probate Attorney Represent?

In Texas, the probate attorney represents the applicant. The applicant is the client. The probate attorney’s role is, first and foremost, to advocate for the interests and needs of the applicant. This client-centric approach is unequivocally outlined in our engagement letter, which that serves as the foundation for the attorney-client relationship. The engagement letter clearly identifies the applicant as the client, reinforcing our commitment to serving their specific requirements.

It is essential to recognize that this standard practice holds true except in cases where there are multiple applicants, such as co-executors or co-administrators. In such situations, the engagement letter will include all the parties involved as clients, ensuring that each applicant’s interests are duly addressed and protected.

It is crucial to emphasize that the probate attorney’s allegiance is exclusively to the applicant, and their representation does not extend to other family members or interested parties. The applicant, as the client, must effectively communicate this distinction to the family members to prevent any misconceptions regarding the attorney’s role. It is paramount that family members understand that the attorney is not acting on their behalf, and their interests are not within the attorney’s purview.

Separate Representation for Others

For those family members and other interested parties who seek legal counsel or representation in probate matters, it is strongly recommended that they engage their own probate attorneys. In circumstances where the probate attorney is not representing the applicant, there is an opportunity for separate representation. This approach ensures that each party’s interests are properly advocated for and legally protected.

The critical distinction between the applicant and other interested parties in probate proceedings underscores the importance of engaging legal counsel when navigating the intricacies of estate administration.

Why Choose Us?

Local Expertise: With a focus on probate and assisting clients in Houston, we understand local peculiarities and leverage our established network to expedite the probate process.

Vast Experience: Our attorneys bring years of dedicated experience in navigating Harris County’s probate system.

Client-Centered Approach: We recognize the emotional stress often associated with probate administration. Our objective is to alleviate this stress by providing you with top-notch legal support.

Contact us today to arrange a FREE consultation and make the probate process simpler for you.

Our Houston Probate Attorneys provide a full range of probate services to our clients, including helping with probate administrations. Affordable rates, fixed fees, and payment plans are available. We provide step-by-step instructions, guidance, checklists, and more for completing the probate process. We have years of combined experience we can use to support and guide you with probate and estate matters.


Disclaimer:  The content of this website is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice and should not be acted upon without consulting a qualified probate attorney.


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