Board Certified, Estate Planning and Probate Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Av Preeminent rated, Martindale Hubbell
Too often, Texas creditors do not collect debts owed by people who have died, even when their estates have sufficient assets to pay.
Collections involving a decedent's estate cannot successfully be conducted in the same way as other claims. Every account involving a decedent requires prompt and appropriate legal action to preserve that claim. Failure to act properly and promptly may result in the claim being barred by a very short statute of limitations, being placed in line for payment behind all other creditors, or being subjected to non-payment for other technical reasons — even where there are sufficient assets in the estate to pay all claims in full. See Texas Probate Collections Time Limits for important dates related to asserting claims. Most such losses are avoidable with appropriate, systematic, and knowledgeable representation.
The Law Office of Walter Wm. Hofheinz offers state-wide Texas probate collection representation to creditors, on a predictable, systematized, cost-effective basis. Our representation is carefully staged and priced to include all the required actions to assert, establish, and collect undisputed claims and only those necessary in any particular case. There are no hidden fees or “extras.” Initial fees begin at $775 and in most cases would not exceed $1,375. No actions other than those included within the fixed fee will be required to collect from the vast majority of estates. All or part of this amount may be recoverable from the estate of the debtor through the claim process under the Texas Probate Code. See Texas Probate Collection Fees for complete details.
The firm also provides representation for disputed claims. Assistance in evaluation of whether such a course is advisable is included in the fixed fee for the initial stages of such a case, with no additional charges unless a decision is made to go forward with litigation.
Once retained, the firm works with the client's legal and other staff to implement our workable system, assuring maximum likelihood of payment of each claim. We provide forms and guidelines to be used in forwarding claims for collection, with both web-based and traditional processes available.
See Texas Probate Collection Overview for complete details.
Please call us at 214.363.2400 to discuss representation, email Walter, or contact the attorney of your choice to determine the particular application of the law to your claim.