Estate Planning & Administration: It's All We Do!

Avoid the costs, delays, and hassles of probate with prior planning

Don’t put your family through the bureaucratic and anachronistic nightmare of probate. Even the simplest of probates in Texas can take way too long, cost way too much, lack privacy (everything is public record), allow for disruption by mischievous family members, and simply be a hassle for your loved ones who have to take time during the grieving process to meet with lawyers and go to court hearings. We will work in good times to minimize or totally avoid these problems during those stressful times of a loss of a spouse, parent, or other family member or friend. Attorney Silverblatt has authored the informative booklet Estate Planning : Do It For Your Loved Ones  about how this all works. To read this material simply go to the Free Booklet page. There are also great articles and tips on estate planning on our Facebook page (please "Like" our page to keep up with new articles).

Home and hospital visits available when needed.

But we are here to help you through stressful times of probate and guardianship when you can't avoid them

We are happy to assist you through the probate or guardianship process and to find the quickest, easiest, and cheapest form of probate for your situation. Please note that due to our small office staffing, we are unable to take on any contested / litigated probates or guardianships.

Planning for, or dealing with, incapacity and death requires a special kind of law firm

The people there should not only be highly skilled, but also be calm, compassionate, and friendly.  We have a very limited practice area so you can feel comfortable that your case is being handled by a team that is focused on this area of law and has a wealth of experience along with a great community reputation.

​​​​​​​We are a small office - by design! We think that has many advantages over firms that just want to grow bigger and bigger! That allows us to know you - our clients and our friends, and for you to know us - in 'good times' so that in 'bad times,' when the crisis of old age, illness, accident, or passing occurs, you and your family are not dealing with new faces who have no prior relationships with the family. It also means that you are not paying for a big organization and the salaries of "the partners and associate attorneys" unrelated to your case!  Another clear advantage is that we don't have a large bureaucracy so we can personalize our services to our clients' needs.  To put it simply, there is no "one way" of doing things - we will do what you and your unique circumstances need done!

For over 40 years, Attorney Gene Silverblatt has been serving the Fort Hood, Killeen, Harker Heights,  Copperas Cove, Salado and Lampasas communities in the areas of estate planning, probate, guardianship and trust administration. This includes matters related to complex or highly customized wills and trusts, medical and general powers of attorney, and guardianships for disabled adults, as well as serving as professional trustee or executor of your estate should you so desire.  Along with Senior Paralegal Amanda Mahlstedt, we have the experience and the commitment to see that these important legal issues are handled right.

Our Mission

We are dedicated to providing high quality and prompt legal services with compassion and care, combined with state of the art resources, and all at affordable prices. We are also dedicated to the idea that we must take the time to explain the legal process and concepts to you in a way that makes you comfortable with the process. ​

We offer a 30 minute no-obligation legal analysis of your case. This typically allows for fact gathering, basic analysis, and strategy recommendations. 

Price - We are happy to give various price and payment options after we complete the no-obligation legal analysis. While we are not always the cheapest in town, we know we bring 40 years of experience and expertise to the process and that sets us apart from those "mass production" guys!  Isn't your family worth it? Do it for your loved ones!

Now for the lawyer disclaimer: Nothing in this web site is meant to give personal legal advice or to form an attorney-client relationship. For either of those, please call us for an appointment. ​​