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Coronavirus Caused Changes in Office Policies

Clearly these are anxious times. Peace of mind is key and we will do all we can to help you feel that peace of mind in some small way by ensuring you get your estate plan to where it needs to be.  Of course, we are utilizing all the recommended office cleaning and face-mask protocols. In addition, to ensure that we are complying with CDC guidelines and limiting physical contact with our clients, we are not currently accepting walk-ins. If you need to drop something off, pick up documents, make a payment, or even schedule a future appointment, we kindly ask that you call the office at (254) 634-1122 to set up a time to come in. 


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.

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.

For nearly 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 Attorney Karen Villanueva and 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 includes fact gathering, analysis, and strategy recommendations. You can even take that analysis to another attorney!

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!

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. ​​