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Dependent Administrations of Intestate Estates

Divorce What if a person dies without a Will? Or leaves a Will but fails to properly appoint an Independent Executor?

In this case, a Dependent Administration is opened in Probate Court and the Judge officially determines the lawful heirs of the Estate and appoints a representative to handle the estate matters. This is when the probate process becomes more difficult and expensive because it generally means, with some exceptions, that the representative of the Estate then is completely dependent on obtaining the Judge’s permission for each step in the the process of acting on behalf of the Estate. This becomes a trying period for the family, for, in the long run, somebody has to manage the assets and distribute them to the lawful heirs.

We can help you through this difficult time in your life. Call (817) 338-4500, and Mr. Boyd and his seasoned staff will give you the benefit of our experience and knowledge to take the best course of action.

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Jon, once again – Great job! I can’t begin to express how grateful I am for your overall knowledge of the law and your impressive trial skills. Simply outstanding! It may have been just another day at the office for you, but you’ve made a huge positive impact on my life and more importantly on my son’s life. Thanks again. Anonymous
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My experience as Jon’s client was stellar and I can’t imagine having gone through everything the last few years without him going to bat for me. My case was a high conflict child custody modification. Jon is incredibly knowledgeable and he expertly applied this knowledge to my case. He has a very confident, commanding presence in the courtroom and his loyalty to the success of me and my case was clear in his actions. Our outcome was better than I expected and I am happy with the results. He and his staff are diligent, skilled and worth every cent. If you need assertive, sharp, highly skilled representation, then I absolutely recommend Jon. Anonymous
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A most genuine ‘Thank You’ from me and my family. (I am) very fortunate that I found you in 2006 to represent me in battling The Devil in Divorce-Custody #1. It’s no secret that I hold you in high regard and probably place unfair expectations on your back to carry into battle with me. Just know that there is no one I trust more than you when it comes to guiding/representing/fighting for me and my family. You earned my respect and trust nine years ago now. I already know the quality of man I walk into the courtroom with. And that provides me a level of confidence which cannot be replaced. I’m loyal to a fault, my friend. The quality of your work and your office staff’s support and responsiveness have all been top notch in dealing with me and my family’s legal issues... Anonymous