Probate and Estate Planning

In your time of need, our skillful attorneys offer experience in assisting your family with both routine probate matters and in more complex situations such as contested wills and probate litigation.  We also draft and offer advice on Estate Planning to ensure you protect your assets for future generations.


The probate of wills or the administration of an estate under the supervision of the court is a common, everyday legal occurrence. Handling them in a timely and cost-effective manner is something different.

At The Rutherford Law Firm, we help grieving families handle probate and estate administration. We utilize a team approach and work with CPAs and other professionals to make sure that the process goes smoothly. Often we are able to probate an uncontested estate within a matter of weeks.

We provide comprehensive services in these areas that range from simply carrying out the wishes of the deceased as set forth in their will to handling complex will-contest litigation.

Estate Planning

It is never too soon to start protecting your assets and planning for the future of those you love. We understand that this can be a sensitive issue for individuals and families. This is why we will carefully work with you to ensure your wishes are carried out.

At San Antonio office, we help families and individuals in South Texas and the Hill Country  identify their needs and goals. We then start planning for the future with the aid of useful estate-planning tools such as:

  • Wills and Trusts
  • Living Wills
  • Irrevocable Trusts
  • Power of Attorney / Durable Power of Attorney Documents
  • Special Power of Attorney Documents
  • Physician Directives / Health Care Proxies
  • Business Succession Plans
  • Tax advising

Estate planning is about planning. Making a plan, however, means nothing if it is not a good one. We understand that fact.

Our lawyers also understand that your goals are unique to your specific situation. Your plan needs to be tailored to you and accomplish what you desire. Because of that, we listen carefully to our clients and evaluate their needs.  We discuss various options and tools that are available to meet these needs.


In Texas, you can be appointed as a guardian of a person, estate, or both. In any case, the position of guardian represents an enormous amount of trust and responsibility. We work directly with you to answer any questions you have about your duties. This allows you to be fully informed about the diligent and ethical care of persons and estates.

We offer services for a full range of needs including the temporary guardianship of minors, permanent guardianship of elderly, incapacitated, or mentally handicapped adults, guardianship of estates, and more.

Contact Us

Contact our attorneys today to probate a loved one’s will or plan for your family’s future.