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Estate Planning & Probate

Texas trusts and estates attorneys helping you plan

Whether you are planning the care or support of loved ones upon your death or wrangling with the probate process while mourning the loss of a loved one, Ralph E. Allen can help. I have 35 years of experience assisting with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:

  • Estate planning
  • Estate tax issues
  • Executorship duties
  • Guardianship
  • Living wills
  • Living trusts
  • Probate
  • Probate and will disputes
  • Wills drafting and execution

Estate planning

You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you comfort. When devising an estate plan, Ralph E. Allen considers how best to protect your children, support your loved ones and contribute to the charitable causes that are special to you.

I thoroughly analyze your estate. I strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting your personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones. I can draft a will that reflects your desires, and I can establish living trusts to serve your individual needs and your estate planning goals.


Ralph E. Allen understands that the process of probate follows a time of painful emotional loss. I can ease the stress of probating the estate.

I assist executors in all steps of the complex process of probating a will in Texas probate court, including:

  • Creating a plan of action to probate the estate fairly and expeditiously
  • Filing the will with the Texas probate court
  • Closing and opening bank accounts
  • Locating beneficiaries
  • Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
  • Paying taxes and other debts
  • Hiring professionals and experts when necessary

Probate disputes

The stress of a probate dispute can compound the pain of losing a loved one. When disputes arise, Ralph E. Allen maintains a composed courtroom demeanor. This helps calm the emotionally charged process of challenging an invalid will or defending a valid will against erroneous claims made by unhappy beneficiaries. If you choose to preserve amiable family relationships, I can skillfully mediate disputes to reach just, equitable resolutions with your loved ones. When necessary, I assertively defend your beneficiary rights within the Texas probate court.

Contact an estate planning lawyers you can trust

To schedule a consultation, call Ralph E. Allen at 903-593-9727 or contact me online today.