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About Sell Griffin McLain PC

The law firm of Sell Griffin McLain PC represents experience, stability, and continuity. Our firm has been serving the Panhandle since 1973, providing legal counsel to individuals and businesses in the areas of real estate law, business law, business formations, estate planning, probate, creditor representation, commercial litigation, wind energy, and water and mineral rights.

Founded by Garland Sell with an emphasis on Godly principles, our firm has flourished. We are highly rated by other attorneys and frequently recommended by businesses and individuals we represent. Our central theme is “Client Focused. Integrity Driven.” We seek to carry this out in our client relationships.

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Business Organizations

To protect your assets from certain creditors, you may need to consider operating your business as either...

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Business Transactions

A successful business requires excellent legal representation. Whether you are buying or selling a business, entering into...

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Creditor Representation

As advocates for our clients, Sell Griffin McLain pursues collection of amounts owed by a debtor to...

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Commercial Litigation

Disputes regarding contracts, real and personal property ownership, property rights, and interests in rights-of-way, among other issues,...

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Estate Planning

Wills Every individual’s situation is unique, and a will should reflect your specific wishes and needs. If...

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Real Estate

Real Estate Transactions You should be represented by Real Estate Attorneys when selling and purchasing a new...

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Water and Other Minerals

Ownership of Water and Mineral Rights The ownership of water, oil, gas, and other minerals is often...

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Wind and Solar Energy

Before you enter into a final agreement to allow wind or solar energy generation on your property,...

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Choosing the right legal structure for your small business is an important first step. An attorney can explain the different options to you such as sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, or an LLC, and help you select the best structure based on facts like liability protection, tax implications, management structure, and future growth.

Additionally, an attorney can assist with the necessary legal documents and processes involved in setting up your business. An attorney can draft and file formation documents that establish the legal foundation and structure of your business.

Establishing a relationship with an attorney early on can provide ongoing legal support as your business grows and faces new challenges. An attorney can advise you on contract negotiations, lease agreements, legal disputes, or any other issues that may arise.

At Sell Griffin McLain, it is our mission to help new business owners make informed decisions that protect their interests and minimize potential risks. Consulting with an attorney regarding topics such as legal structure, business registration, contracts and agreements, and liability and risk management can provide valuable legal insights and help you establish a solid foundation for your venture.

Probating a will involves a series of legal steps to validate the will and administer the estate of the deceased person. The general steps involved include obtaining a death certificate, locating the will, filing a petition to probate, notifying interested parties, obtaining a court-ordered appointment of an executor, preparing an inventory and appraisal, notifying known creditors, paying debts and taxes, distributing assets, and preparing a final accounting for court approval.

While hiring an attorney to probate a will is not required, it is highly advisable to seek legal guidance. Probate laws can be complex, and an attorney can provide valuable expertise to help you avoid errors and delays. If there are any disagreements, an attorney can provide valuable assistance in resolving these conflicts. Probate also involves legal responsibilities, and an attorney can help you understand your legal obligations to protect you from potential legal pitfalls.

Attorney fees and costs can vary depending on the law firm you hire. Many expenses are outside the control of the attorney. As with all government costs, filing/recording fees charged by the courts are subject to increase at any time.

Sell Griffin McLain takes pride in providing high quality legal services by exceptional attorneys at affordable rates. This is possible because we are knowledgeable and efficient in our practice areas.

We help the client weigh the pros and cons and choose the course of action required to achieve the best overall results at a reasonable cost to the client.

It is not a legal requirement that your will must be prepared by an attorney. However, DIY wills are often one-size-fits-all templates that may not allow for customization to suit your specific needs and intentions. They are more prone to errors and ambiguities due to their generic nature. Minor mistakes or omissions in the wording, signing, or witnessing process can render a will invalid or subject to legal challenges.

There are many benefits to having a qualified and experienced attorney draft your will.  These include:

  • Customization and tailoring
  • Avoiding errors and ambiguities
  • Avoiding problems with taxes
  • Ensuring that your wishes are implemented
  • Protecting your privacy
  • Personalized advice and guidance
  • Making sure that your will is legally binding and valid under the laws of Texas

 A will is just one component of a comprehensive estate plan. Depending on your circumstances, you may benefit from other estate planning tools such as trusts, advance healthcare directives, or powers of attorney. Attorneys can provide guidance on the broader aspects of estate planning and help you create a comprehensive plan that reflects your unique circumstances, preferences, and goals.

Firm Details

Location

4801 Lexington Sq
Amarillo, TX 79119

Phone 806.374.3765
Fax 806.374.4269

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