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Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Administration

Our Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration section provides comprehensive services to individuals, corporate fiduciaries, creditors and charities in the areas of:

  • Estate Planning, including the drafting and coordination of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, beneficiary designation forms, lifetime giving, and charitable planning
  • Business succession planning and asset protection
  • Probate, including representing executors, beneficiaries, charities and heirs in the probate of wills, the administration of estates and heirship determinations
  • Trust administration and fiduciary risk management, including advising individual and corporate trustees of the fulfillment of their fiduciary duties and preparing trust accountings and beneficiary communications
  • Probate litigation, including will contests, disputes involving beneficiary designations and creditor claims
  • Trust and fiduciary litigation, including the judicial discharge of executors and trustees, judicial modification and termination of trusts, accounting demands and accounting preparation, removal of trustees and appointment of successor trustees, removal of agents serving under power of attorney, and representing trustees, agents and beneficiaries involved in breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference with inheritance rights, and related lawsuits
  • Guardianships of minors and incapacitated adults, including the creation of guardianships of the person and estate, court-created management trusts and guardianship litigation

The Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Administration section is led by T. Aaron Dobbs, who is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is joined by Kelley Bentley, who also is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

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My family has worked closely with Aaron Dobbs for nearly four years on two very complicated probate estates, trust litigation and a contested guardianship proceeding...read more

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Aaron's range of experience and excellentcredentials is demonstratedthrough his competency and willingness to servehis clients and protect their best interests.

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