Wills - Probate - Estate Planning

Preparation for the protection and distribution of your assets is often difficult, but is a very important task to complete. Probate litigation was one of Ramey & Flock's first practice areas, originally handled by Jack W. Flock, firm founder. Attorneys Steve Spitzer, Andrew Stinson, Eric Kolder and Archer Ramey now make up a team prepared to handle and assist at every step, from a will's creation, to probate litigation to probate appeals. These litigators understand the challenges that arise during disputes over an estate. They handle these matters in a business-like fashion, but are consistently aware of the delicate relationships that may be involved.

Our probate expertise is focused in will contests, trust disputes, guardianship disputes, executor and trustee issues, heir determination, and contested estate, probate, guardianship and trust matters. We practice with dignity, and strive to uphold the wishes and values of our clients.

Our wills and estate planning services include preparing for the distribution of assets and the perpetuation of family businesses. We draw on our knowledge of the law in the areas of wills, trusts, probate, marriage and property. We also advise clients in the following:

  • Joint ownership of property
  • Family limited partnerships
  • Limited liability companies for the management of property and lifetime transfers to family members
  • Living wills
  • Advance health care directives
  • Powers of attorney
  • Revocable living trusts
  • The effect of income tax on their assets

The Ramey & Flock team also settles estates by means of preparing and filing pleadings and other documents in the appropriate probate court, organizing estate assets, compiling an inventory of assets, settling claims, reviewing accountings, and interpretation and allocation of assets according to written wills.

For more information, contact Steve Spitzer, wills/probate/estate planning attorney in Tyler and throughout East Texas including: Longview, Marshall, Texarkana, Nacogdoches, Lufkin, Palestine and Henderson.