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Estate Planning, Probate, & Guardianship

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Texas Estate Planning, Probate & Guardianship

Get the Help You Need From Our Plano and Frisco Estate Planning Lawyers

We recommend that you periodically review your estate plan and update your plan to reflect major life changes such as divorce or the birth of a child. Doing so will give you peace-of-mind that your family is taken care of and your wishes are fulfilled should your unexpected death occur. Your estate plan also protects your heirs and defines your choice for guardian of minor children or an incapacitated person who is dependent upon you. The lawyers at Albin Roach can tailor an estate plan that suits your circumstances and objectives. Our attorneys advise taking steps as early as possible. We also recommend revising your plan to reflect major life changes — such as divorce or the birth of a child — and periodically as a matter of course.

If you have been appointed as an executor of an estate, our firm assists you with your duties. We recognize that, as you attempt to locate, inventory and distribute assets, you may also be dealing with emotional grief. Our attorneys and staff do what we can to relieve the stress of probate, while remaining mindful of costs and unnecessary delays in closing the estate. Our Plano and Frisco estate planning attorneys also resolve any disputes that arise during the probate process.

Estate Litigation

Estate litigation can have a devastating impact on your family and cause delays in probating the estate of your loved one. When guardianship is at issue, the dispute can put children or vulnerable adults in the center of the conflict. Our lawyers help you resolve disputes in the most cost-effective, efficient way possible. We also take steps to preserve relationships, if this is one of your goals.

We can assist you with such estate-related conflicts as:

  • Will contests
  • Trust litigation
  • Guardianship disputes
  • Fiduciary litigation
  • Beneficiary disputes

Estate Planning

An effective estate plan preserves your assets during your lifetime and accomplishes your desired objectives when you die. For every person, priorities differ — for example, taking care of minor children, reducing tax liability, passing on a business or supporting a charity. Our attorneys thoroughly evaluate your financial situation, your loved one’s needs and your personal goals. We then develop an estate plan designed for you. We might recommend a variety of estate planning instruments and processes, including:

  • Will & trusts
  • Advanced directives & power of attorney
  • Lifetime gifting
  • Asset protection planning
  • Business succession planning


Our firm represents heirs, executors and guardians in the Texas probate courts. We explain your duties and rights so you can make informed decisions about probate, guardianship or other matters related to your loved one’s estate. We advise you on all aspects of probate, including:

  • The probate process
  • Probate options
  • Guardianship process
  • Probate of wills
  • Administration of estates
  • Guardianships of minors and adult incapacitated persons
  • Heirship determinations

Get the Help You Need with Estate Planning, Probate and Guardianship in Texas

Albin Roach is an estate planning, probate and guardianship law firm. We serve clients in our communities of Plano and Frisco and throughout North Texas. Get the help you need from our experienced and dedicated team. Call our firm at 214-423-5100 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.