Probate Disputes May Take Many Forms

After a death occurs, the will must be probated. This means that the executor of the estate must go to court, and the will must be validated. The estate must be valued, creditors paid off and taxes paid. The remaining value of the estate must be distributed according to the terms of the will. The…

Avoiding Loss of Asset Value During Texas Probate

The probate process can sometimes last for a long period of time, especially for complicated estates. Assets must be valued, creditors and taxes paid and assets and property distributed to beneficiaries. During the probate process, there is a risk that the value of the estate could be adversely impacted unless proper estate planning occurred before…

List of 2014 Resolutions Should Include Completing a Last Will and Testament

SOURCE:  http://www.lawwirenews.com/legal-news/list-2014-new-years-resolutions-include-completing-last-will-testament-says-attorney-tony-r-bertolino-194/ Austin, TX (Law Wire News) January 15, 2014 With men and women across the state of Texas resolving to lose weight or stop smoking or spend more time with family as they prepare for the start of a new year, Austin-based attorney Tony R. Bertolino, senior counsel with Bertolino LLP, wants people to consider…

Austin Attorney Tony R. Bertolino Comments on Reports about Importance of Planning Wills

SOURCE: http://www.lawwirenews.com/legal-news/austin-attorney-tony-r-bertolino-comments-reports-importance-planning-wills-652/ Citing a news article about how many Americans fail to adequately plan for their future, Austin family law attorney Tony R. Bertolino today said the holiday season is a good time for families to talk about wills and estate planning. Bertolino, who handles cases involving estate planning, wills, trusts and guardianship agreements, commented on an ABC News…