Wills and Probate

We regret to inform you that Attorney Michael Sloan has died. Prior to his death, Michael asked that his Social Security cases be referred to Attorney Laura Gadness. Laura has been representing claimants before the Social Security Administration since 2006, and is honored by his trust in her.

Laura offers free Social Security and SSI consultations. No fee is paid unless/until a case is won. She realizes that it is often difficult for her clients to get to an attorney’s office, and she can handle most cases by phone and mail. If you would like to make a free appointment (phone or office – your choice) with Laura, please call her office at 214-473-8383 or toll free 844-752-6652 or email her at gadnesslaw@yahoo.com.

If you have a pending claim with Mr. Sloan as your representative, you will not have to start over. Laura can pick up your case at its current level. Usually this will not delay your claim. Nonetheless, it is important that you contact her immediately so that she can she begin work on your case as soon as possible.

You can read more about Laura by visiting her website




McKinney, Texas Lawyer Handling Wills and Probate

At the Law Offices of Michael Sloan, we offer a range of legal services important to families in and around Collin County. We can help you develop your wills and a basic estate plan, or advise you if you are named as a personal representative in a will we can advise you concerning the probate process.

Our fees are reasonable and all cases are personally handled by seasoned local attorney Michael Sloan. If you have questions about estate planning, wills or probate, contact the Law Offices of Michael Sloan for a free initial consultation.

Wills and basic estate plans

All families should have wills and basic estate plans. Even if your main asset is a house, a basic estate plan will simplify the probate process and give your loved ones the peace of mind of knowing that your affairs are in order.

Estate plans are especially important for families with minor children, or with children who have special medical needs. In the sad event of both parents' deaths, a guardianship designation made in advance can greatly ease the process of determining who will care for the children.

At the Law Offices of Michael Sloan, we can write or review estate planning documents for you such as:

  • A will, to designate the beneficiary or beneficiaries of your estate and to designate a guardian for minor children or adults with special needs
  • An advance medical directive, which allows you to make decisions in advance about end-of-life medical care
  • A durable medical power of attorney, which gives a trusted person the right to make medical decisions for you should you become incapacitated
  • A durable financial power of attorney, which designates someone to make financial decisions on your behalf should you become incapacitated

Probate administration

Texas has two different types of probate proceedings: independent administrations, when a valid will exists; and dependent administrations, where no will exists or where all beneficiaries named in a will are disqualified from inheritance.

We offer experienced advice for those involved in either independent or dependent probate administration. In all cases, our goal is to help the probate process proceed smoothly, with minimal conflict, delay and expense.

Questions about wills or probate?

Contact Collin County, Texas, attorney Michael Sloan for a free and private initial consultation. We offer reasonable fee arrangements, and our law office in McKinney is handicapped-accessible.

Handicapped accessible. Located directly east of Highway 75 near the historical district. Weekend appointments available.

Texas lawyer Michael Sloan represents clients in McKinney, Plano, Frisco, and throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, in communities such as Allen, Richardson, Prosper, Wylie, Murphy, Sachse, Sherman, Denison, Bonham, Anna, Van Alstyne, Greenville, and Celina, and in Dallas County, Grayson County, Hunt County, Fannin County, Collin County and Denton County.