Probate can be direct and inexpensive, or it can be complicated or hotly contested. In either scenario, Chris Pochyla can represent your interests efficiently and effectively.
Chris Pochyla has over 10 years’ experience in all forms of administration, including, independent, dependent, trust administration and small estate administration. If you have been appointed as the executor of a loved one’s estate, Chris can guide you step by step through the process to complete the duties as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. If there is a dispute about the validity of the will or the executor’s handling of the estate, Chris Pochyla can and will protect your interests.
The firm handles probate administration and litigation in Dallas-Fort Worth area. We serve estate representatives named in the will or appointed by the court, including nonresidents who want local assistance in settling a Texas estate.
Chris Pochyla can serve executors in an advisory role, or he can handle all the details. As your representative, Chris can handle a number of time-consuming tasks, including:
- Court appointment as executor
- Opening the estate
- Gathering assets
- Paying creditors and liquidating assets
- Asset distribution to heirs
- Filing tax returns and accountings
- Trust administration
If the person died without a will, the dependent administration is more complicated. We can help our client get appointed as the administrator and assist with distributing assets according to the Texas laws of intestacy.
We also represent executors, trustees, beneficiaries, excluded heirs or the estate in contested matters such as:
Will contests — Disputes alleging conversion, fraud or undue influence, or asserting that the deceased lacked the “sound mind and body” to draft or modify a will
Breach of fiduciary duty — Proceedings to recover misappropriated funds or assets, or to remove an executor who has mismanaged the estate administration