Beginning in February 2018, Parvin Law Group, P.C. — a Dallas-based law firm specializing in estate planning, probate, and business law — has opened a second office in Houston, expanding its services and hands-on approach to clients in southeastern Texas.
Attorney Andrea Johnson will head up the Houston office, located at 1001 Texas Ave., Suite 1400, Houston, TX 77002. Johnson, a 2016 graduate of Texas A&M University School of Law, has experience in estate planning, probate, business law, and oil and gas law. Johnson worked as a third-generation petroleum landman prior to joining Parvin Law Group and actively assisted in a half-billion-dollar oil and gas acquisition.
Parvin Law Group, P.C., is led by Chris Parvin, an attorney board-certified in estate planning and probate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
What Our Clients Say
Here are just two examples of what clients have to say about their experiences working with the attorneys at the Parvin Law Group, P.C.:
“I hired Chris to represent me and my [c]ompany and have been very pleased with the fast response and his knowledge of the issue he was hired to handle. He tells you what you can expect and is very clear as to what the outcome may or may not be, so you don’t get any surprises.”
“A seemingly hopeless family situation has become a lynchpin of empowerment for my elderly parent thanks to Parvin Law Group, P.C. There are not enough words to express our gratitude to Chris . . . and [his] staff. The peace of mind we have in knowing that they are watching out for us is PRICELESS.”
Attorneys Serving Businesses and Individuals in Houston, TX and Harris County
We provide comprehensive estate planning services for clients throughout the Houston area. It is never too early – or too late – to put together an estate plan, and there are many more issues to address than distributing your estate after death. Along with drafting highly-customized wills and trusts, our attorneys also help clients with matters such as:
If you are like most people preparing to go through probate, the process seems entirely foreign. The terminology is unfamiliar, the rules are complicated, and it is difficult to understand what you need to do both to protect your rights and meet your obligations. At the Parvin Law Group, P.C., we guide heirs, beneficiaries, and personal representatives through the Texas probate process, handling all matters from obtaining letters of testamentary and administering loved ones’ estates to representing family members in probate litigation.
When a person is unable to make his or her own decisions about financial management or medical care due to incapacity, establishing guardianship allows a loved one to make those decisions on his or her behalf. The laws governing guardianship in Texas are strict, and it takes skill and experience to navigate the path to becoming a guardian. We help family members become guardians of their loved ones, and we also represent clients in guardianship-related disputes.
Business Transactions and Disputes
Our attorneys provide savvy and forward-thinking representation for entrepreneurs and established businesses in the Houston and Harris County area. We understand the business implications of legal decisions, and we know when our clients need to be smart about protecting their immediate and long-term interests. Our business services include:
- Choice of entity and new business formation
- Business contract drafting and negotiations
- Complex business litigation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
- Outside corporate counsel
Our Attorneys Answer Your Legal Questions
Q: If I have a revocable trust, do I still need a will?
The revocable trust (also known as a “revocable living trust” or “living trust”) has become a popular estate planning tool – and for good reason. It provides significant flexibility and a decent amount of asset protection, and it avoids the costs and delays of probate administration. But, even if you have a revocable trust, it is still important to have a will. There are many reasons, but most notably:
- Having a will ensures that any assets that are not placed into your revocable trust will still be distributed according to your final wishes; and,
- Your will can address other issues – such as the appointment of a personal representative and guardianship of your minor children – that will not be addressed in your revocable trust.
Q: How do I decide when it is time to seek guardianship of my aging parent?
Deciding to seek guardianship of an aging parent is never easy. Ideally, your parent will have left an estate plan that provides the guidance needed to avoid the guardianship process; so, if your mother or father prepared an estate plan, you will want to start there. If not, there are several issues to consider, and we can help you make an informed decision.
Q: Is it safe to use online services like LegalZoom to start a business or prepare an estate plan?
We will answer your question with a question: Would you trust WebMD when you needed a diagnosis and treatment plan for a potentially life-changing illness? While your health and your legal security are obviously two very different issues, the concept is the same: When you need professional help, you need to hire a professional. While basic legal forms mightwork under certain, limited circumstances, any decision that has legal implications should be made with the assistance of legal advice tailored to your personal circumstances and the laws of your jurisdiction.
Q: When can a person challenge the terms of someone else’s will?
There are a number of issues that can potentially support a claim that a will is invalid in probate litigation. Some of the most common examples include:
- The decedent was not of sound mind when he or she executed (signed) the will;
- Someone, such as a family member or care provider, exercised undue influence over the decedent in order to influence the terms of the will; and,
- The will was superseded by another estate planning document.
These (and the various other grounds for contesting a will) are complicated issues, and if you are concerned about the enforceability of a loved one’s will, we encourage you to speak with an attorney promptly.
Q: Are mandatory arbitration clauses enforceable in Texas?
If you are facing a business dispute and your contract includes a mandatory arbitration clause, as a general rule, such clauses can be enforced in Texas. However, this answer comes with several caveats, as issues ranging from the nature of the relationship to the nature of the dispute can all impact an arbitration clause’s enforceability. We can help you determine if your dispute is subject to mandatory arbitration.
6 Reasons to Choose the Parvin Law Group, P.C. in Houston, TX and Harris County
Here are just some of the reasons why businesses and individuals in Houston and Harris County choose to work with the attorneys at the Parvin Law Group, P.C.:
- Expertise – Founder and Managing Partner Chris Parvin is a Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.
- Real World Experience – We draw upon our experience as lawyers, public servants, business owners, and members of the community to provide practical and actionable advice to our clients.
- Effective Advocacy – In personal estate planning matters, negotiations, and litigation, we serve as aggressive and ethical advocates for our clients, working tirelessly to ensure their voices are heard.
- Fair, Predictable Fees – We offer reasonable rates and complete billing transparency so that you are not left wondering how you are going to pay unexpected legal bills.
- World Class Client Service – From our Client Relationship Manager to our attorneys, every member of the Parvin Law Group, P.C. is committed to providing world-class client service.
- Passion – We are passionate about what we do, and it shows in the results we obtain for our clients.
If you would like to discuss your legal needs with an attorney, we encourage you to get in touch. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation at the Parvin Law Group, P.C., please call (214) 974-8940 or book an appointment online today.