El Paso Probate Lawyer

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Forbes & Forbes probate and estate planning practice advises individuals and families in probateestate planning, living or revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, wills, asset protection and family business matters. Planning for incapacity, disability and end of life is not a topic most people want to think about, and it is understandable. Having assets in order before something terrible occurs is vital to easing your stress and minimizing other issues when the time comes.

Probate is the process of dividing a person’s estate, with supervision by the court, after he or she has passed away. The decedent specifies who each beneficiary will be and what property and assets they should receive. Our probate lawyer, Susan Forbes, provides the necessary attention, detail and compassion for her clients after what can be one of the most stressful and sad times of their lives. Navigating the probate process can be tricky, especially when emotions are high. An experienced El Paso probate attorney like Susan, will be versed in probate laws and can walk you and your family through the process.

The probate process can take anywhere from a few weeks to a year if the process is complicated. Many of the potential issues can often be handled prior to the death of a loved one. There are many other issues which can arise and a probate attorney will be the only person qualified to handle the complexities of the situation. For instance, Susan understands the process of minimizing estate taxes through gifts or family partnerships, transferring titles to real estate, issues with minor children, and other creditor issues.

Susan has the experience and dedication you are seeking in a probate lawyer. At Forbes & Forbes, we have one compelling mission in serving you: to deliver success every time with your needs first — always. Since 1989, Susan Forbes has helped clients through the probate process. As a former chair, and former members of the local grievance committee, we have seen first hand the importance of maintaining an ethical legal practice, whether assisting clients with estate planning, personal injury, probate or business law. Contact us today if you’re in need of legal assistance involving these areas of practice in the El Paso, TX and Las Cruces, NM areas.

Our firm uses provisions for Living Trusts to minimize the need for legal proceedings later in life. These provisions aid clients in real concerns at the time the planning documents are drafted and ease the transition to the successor when help is needed.

Probate and estate and trust administration are other services we offer. Our estate planning attorney, Susan Forbes, advises individual and corporate fiduciaries with administration and taxation issues affecting trusts, estates and businesses. Susan has nearly 30 years experience with probate and estate planning issues. To ensure the best possible outcome while navigating the probate process, contact an attorney experienced in probate law to help you through this stressful life event.

As an attorney, I believe it is my ethical obligation to meet with every potential client face to face. If they came to me for help, it is the least I can do to make time to sit down with them to discuss their concerns.

Stewart Forbes, Senior Partner

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Practice Areas

We represent personal injury clients in Texas and in New Mexico’s Dona Ana County, Otero County and Lincoln County, including Las Cruces, Deming, Cloudcroft, Carrizozo, Alamogordo, Ruidoso and Roswell.

Personal Injury

If you were injured and not at fault, then you should not be responsible for paying for your own medical expenses. Let us represent you to ensure the insurance company will treat you fairly.
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Business Law

Our law firm attempts at all times to provide you with thorough and timely legal advice, as well as cost-effective litigation services when disputes arise over transactions or commercial disputes.
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Our goal is to make the probate and estate planning process as smooth and stress free as possible, while always providing you with sound legal advice and legal documents that serve your needs.
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Meet the Team

Stewart W. Forbes

Sr. Partner

Stewart Forbes has been practicing law and representing personal injury plaintiffs since 1971 and licensed to practice in Texas and New Mexico. More About Stewart

Susan M. Forbes

Sr. Partner

Susan Forbes has been practicing law since 1989, fluent in Spanish, and licensed to practice law in California and Texas.
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