In Texas, lawyers can become board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) in Estate Planning and Probate Law.
Estate planning and probate law involves advising clients on a host of issue including the best ways to conserve and protect property through wills and trusts, transfer property through gifts and wills, providing financial resources for minors or disabled, elder law issues, probate proceedings in court, minimizing taxes on estates, drafting legal documents, and representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Attorneys who are Board Certified in Estate Planning & Probate Law have meet the following qualifications:
For purpooses of the specialty certification program at TBLS, the term "estate planning and probate law" is defined to include the practice of law involving the Texas Probate Code, Texas Property Code the Internal Revenue Code and other federal, state and local statutes and interpretive material in connection with matters in which issues of estate planning and probate are significant factors.
According to the legal definition, the practice of estate planning and probate law includes, but is not limited to:
To become board certified in estate planning and probate law, the attorney must have devoted a minimum of 25% of his or her time practicing estate planning and probate law during each year of the 3 years immediately preceding application.
Task requirements for Estate Planning and Probate Law include showing sufficient involvement in a substantial portion of the activities described in both of the following categories within the 3 years immediately preceding application:
Although not all qualified estate planning and probate attorneys are board certified, attorneys who have earned their status as a certified specialist have taken the extra step of submitting to evaluation.
To help the public find a board certified attorney in estate planning and probate law in Texas, Lawyer Legion maintains this directory.
Lawyer Legion is the only commercial lawyer directory to properly acknowledge all ABA-accredited specialization programs and provide a dynamic directory of virtually every lawyer who has earned each certification.
Use this directory to connect with lawyers who are board certified specialists in probate and estate planning by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Start by choosing your county from the list below.