Family Law and Probate
Decades of Experience Serving Dallas, Texas and Surrounding Communities
Christopher L. Smith is your family's attorney
Welcome To The Law Office of Christopher L. Smith
"My clients come first. I am committed to helping you solve your issues, leading you through your legal matter, fighting for your rights, and serving your needs in life's most difficult times."
Christopher L. Smith
Probate & Inheritance
Probate is the legal process by which a court recognizes a person's death and appoints an interested person to administer the Estate (including the management and distribution of assets and resolution of debts). Probate is important to transfer clear title of assets and to resolve debt issues. You can rely on Christopher during what may be a stressful time in life to guide you through a loved one's probate process.
What areas of law do you practice?
Christopher concentrates his practice on probate and family law.
Are you taking on new cases?
Yes, Christopher is currently accepting new cases. Contact him today for a consultation.
Can I handle probate without an attorney?
In most cases, it is not possible, nor wise, to handle a probate matter without an attorney, Also, most courts do not allow a person to represent an estate without an attorney.
How long does the probate process last?
The length of time depends on the number and type of assets and debts in the estate, whether or not there is a valid Will, the county having jurisdiction, and many other factors.
“I was referred to Chris by a friend of mine and I am so thankful for the recommendation. Chris is very knowledgeable and so good at explaining things in terms I could understand. He really fought for me and I was always confident that he had my best interest in mind every step of the way.”