Steven J Tackett
Our Practice Areas
* International Estate and Asset Protection Planning
* Domestic Estate Planning
* Probate, Trust, and Estate Administration
* Tax and Entity Planning
* Charitable Planning and Administration
* Complex Structure Administration
* Strategic Financial Planning Alternatives (Legal and Tax Matters)
* Mediation

Probate, Trust, and Estate Administration

The firm's probate, trust, and estate administration practice encompasses all aspects of administration of decedents' and fiduciary estates. The firm's probate practice involves submitting wills to the court for probate or assisting the decedent's family with alternative heirship proceedings when the decedent died without a will. Once the will is probated, or heirs are determined, SJBT attorneys assist the family with administrative matters such as gathering, inventorying, and valuing assets in the estate, and preparing federal estate tax returns, state death tax returns, and state and federal gift or generation-skipping transfer tax returns. For clients who have just lost a loved one, estate administration can be a daunting task. The attorneys at SJBT provide thoughtful, competent assistance in meeting court filing deadlines and federal tax filing deadlines, thereby making a difficult time much easier to endure. The firm's trust and estate administration practice involves advising fiduciaries on the legal and practical aspects of the administration of trusts, decedent's estates, and the estates of minors and incapacitated persons. SJBT attorneys also represent beneficiaries of estates in negotiating settlements of estates, protecting beneficiaries' rights with regard to monitoring costs of administration, and advising in contested matters.

Fellow - American College of Trust & Estate Counsel

Steven J Tackett
Schurig Jetel Beckett Tackett
100 Congress Ave - 22nd floor
Austin TX 78701
Tel: 512 370-2734
Fax: 512 370-2751

Mr. Tackett's practice covers all aspects of estate planning, probate, and transfer tax law, including the design and implementation of traditional and non-traditional estate plans for both U.S. and non-U.S. clients and the probate of wills and the determination of heirship of decedents dying without wills. Mr. Tackett is highly experienced in mediation of probate disputes and in the judicial construction, reformation, modification, and termination of trusts and in the administration, settlement, and distribution of estates and trusts. Mr. Tackett represents clients with tax controversies pending before the Internal Revenue Service and assists in the preparation, examination, and appeal of federal estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax returns. Mr. Tackett was named a Texas Super Lawyer in 2003 through 2009 by Law & Politics and Texas Monthly magazines and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Tackett graduated from The University of Texas School of Law in 1971 after receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Government from The University of Texas at Austin in 1968.
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