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Reagan McLain & Hatch LLP is a civil litigation, probate and estate administration law firm located in Dallas, Texas. In addition to preparing wills and trusts for clients, probating and administering estates, the lawyers in the firm represent commercial creditors and lenders in state and federal civil and bankruptcy courts. Our lawyers also represent businesses and individuals charged with criminal offenses.



Probate and Estate Administration

When you die, what happens to your property? If you donít have a will, it goes to those who the law says are heirs. These could be minor children, incapacitated adults, or distant relatives youíve never met.

If you and your lawyer have written your will properly, your property will go to those who you want to receive it, with a minimum of fuss. But if you don't have a will, or have a poorly written one, things can get complicated -- and expensive.

If you don't have a will, it can be difficult to find out who your heirs are and where to find them. And once they're all located, a court-supervised administration of the estate is often necessary.

Even with a will, there can be complications. The will might be poorly written, ambiguous, or incomplete. It might not cover all your property. Unforeseen changes or contingencies can cause real problems. And family members might be dissatisfied and contest your will Ė it's often said that "you never really know someone until you share an inheritance with them."

A will takes effect through a court process called "probate." Once that happens, your estate administration might be straightforward, or it might be complicated. Much of that depends on the skill, experience, and legal knowledge of the preparer of the will, and of the legal advisor at the time of probate.

Reagan McLain & Hatch LLP helps clients prepare wills and plan for the disposition of their property upon death. We also represent clients in all aspects of estate administration and, where necessary, litigation.


Civil Litigation

Reagan McLain & Hatch, LLP represents creditors, and in bankruptcy cases, only creditors. The firm has an exceptional perspective in protecting creditors' rights and recovering collateral. The amount a creditor recovers in a bankruptcy case is often a function of the attorney's experience and the diligence with which he or she attends to a case. The attorneys at Reagan McLain & Hatch, LLP have that experience and have demonstrated such diligence. They have successfully assisted creditors in numerous cases to recover the most money and property possible.

Reagan McLain & Hatch, LLP maintains a high standard of ethics while getting the best possible results for its clients. The attorneys at Reagan McLain & Hatch, LLP are disciplined and relentless in the pursuit of civil justice for their clients. The Reagan McLain & Hatch, LLP attorneys are supported by a staff that is well trained and experienced in creditor representation.



Reagan McLain & Hatch, LLP
Attorneys & Counselors at Law
White Rock Tower Suite 300 
6510 Abrams Road
Dallas, Texas 75231
Telephone: (214) 691-6622
Fax: (214) 691-2984

civil litigationcreditor’s right and remedies – collateral recovery
bankruptcy lawreal property foreclosure – secured creditor representation
probate and estate administration

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