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Isaac Shutt

Isaac Shutt

Dallas, Texas wills, estate, probate, fiduciary litigation attorney
  • Probate, Estate Planning, Elder Law
  • Texas
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Attorney Isaac Shutt focuses his law practice on Wills, Legal Trust creation, Probate Law, and help with Estates, primarily in Dallas County and Collin County Texas. He is passionate about assisting families with the necessary legal process to distribute property after the death of a family member. Mr. Shutt genuinely cares for every client and strives to make Wills, Probate, and Estate Administration as affordable and simple as possible.

Mr. Shutt’s Qualifications And Memberships:
Isaac Shutt is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas.

Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, juris doctor, Cum Laude
Southern Methodist University, Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude
Member, State Bar of Texas
Member, State Bar of Texas – Real Estate, Probate & Trusts Law Section
Member, The College of the State Bar of Texas
Member, Collin County Bar Association
President-Elect, Probate Section, Collin County Bar Association
Attorney ad litem appointment list in Dallas County and Collin County Probate Courts
Past President, Richardson Community Band
Concert Chair / Vice-President, Richardson Community Band
Member, Richardson Chamber of Commerce
Member, Richardson Chamber of Commerce – Leadership Richardson Alumni Association
Member, Murphy Chamber of Commerce
Personal Details About Mr. Shutt:
Mr. Shutt is a Christian and part of the community of Dallas Bible Church.

Outside of the law practice, Isaac enjoys spending time with his wife, Jessica, and his three young sons, Dean, Vaughn and Duke. Isaac is also Vice-President of the Richardson Community Band. Other interests include woodworking, motorcycle riding, working on cars, traveling, and sports (especially the SMU Mustangs). Click here to read more about Mr. Shutt’s hobbies.

Mr. Shutt was raised in Wichita, Kansas. He attended Southern Methodist University for both undergraduate and law degrees.

Practice Areas
  • Probate
  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Guardianship
  • Power of Attorney
  • Wills
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Shutt Law Firm uses Flat-Rate Attorney Fees for many Probate Cases and for Wills
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 24071203
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Southern Methodist University
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Professional Associations
Texas State Bar College
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Collin County Bar Association
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Articles & Publications
The Top Troubles with “DIY” Wills
Headnotes (Dallas Bar)
Speaking Engagements
Panelist, North Texas Probate Bench Bar
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
18 Questions Answered

Q. What can be done when the state seeks guardianship of my dad?
A: I agree with the two prior answers. Go see a guardianship attorney to try and become your dad's guardian.
Q. How do I transfer my dads guardianship from california to texas. We have already moved and I have guardianship of him .
A: Yes, you'll need a guardianship attorney in your area to request a transfer of the guardianship case. This can be very straightforward. In fact, some of the probate judges do not even require a hearing. Start with a free consultation with a guardianship attorney in your area.
Q. My mother was left a condo in her deceased husband's will 4 years ago. She has not changed the name from him to her.
A: Also, make sure that the will has actually been to probate. You only get 4 years to take a will to probate, by default. If the will hasn't been probated, then get with a probate lawyer quickly so you can get squared away. After that, you can deal with the paperwork to sell the condo to you (which should be pretty easy).
Q. How long does an executor have to file and complete the paperwork for a will?
A: Yes, after 15 months from the date of the probate hearing, any beneficiary can submit a demand for accounting to the executor. This demand is oftentimes prepared by a lawyer. Then, the executor has to respond with a line-by-line transaction list for the estate. Also, in the response, the executor must state the reasons that the estate should not be turned over to the beneficiaries right away. The good news is that the cost to have a lawyer submit a demand for accounting is really low. Plus, my experience has been that a demand for accounting almost always gets the executor to wrap things up in a hurry.
Q. Is it legal to claim an over inflated value of an estate on the application to Probate?
A: That is highly suspicious. You should talk to a probate attorney in your area, ASAP! That is not at all normal to state in the application that the value is high but then state in the inventory is $0. Something is definitely not right.
Q. Father passed over 1 yr. His sister is allegedly executor. A will has not been file to date, what are my options.
A: Your aunt is not technically the executor until the will has gone to court for probate. In order to probate the will, Texas law requires that you have an attorney. If your aunt does not take the will to court for probate soon, then you can initiate the process yourself. I highly recommend talking with a probate attorney in your area to see the most affordable and easiest option to get your father's property transferred to you. I wouldn't wait forever for your aunt to act, because she does not have the same incentive as you to get this done quickly.
Q. My mom left real estate investment to me in her will. Does that go to estate first, or to me?
A: I agree that the will does have to go to court (to be probated). There is a special type of probate called "Probate as a Muniment of Title Only." This is a version of probate where the property WOULD automatically transfer to you immediately at the probate hearing. Your best bet is to consult with a probate attorney. The cost is usually less than people assume.
Q. .y father died without a will. How do I know if I can just do a small estate affidavit or if I have to go thru probate.
A: If there's a will, you cannot do a Small Estate Affidavit. You will need to do a will probate.
Q. My father passed away and he was married to my stepmother There is no will Am I entitled to anything
A: YES! You are entitled to property. In fact, under Texas Law you're probably entitled to receive more of your father's property than your stepmother. Reach out to a probate attorney as soon as possible to schedule a consultation meeting so that your inheritance rights are preserved.
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Contact & Map
Shutt Law Firm, PLLC
1701 Gateway Blvd
Suite 333
Richardson, TX 75080
Telephone: (214) 302-8197
Fax: (214) 382-9437