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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 Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    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
62 Questions Answered
Q. Question is regarding wills.
A: Yes, absolutely. If Dad had no will, then Dad's "heirs" inherit Dad's assets. Most surviving spouses just assume that they automatically inherit the deceased spouse's estate, but that's not actually correct. Keep in mind, though, Mom will likely be the primary heir of Dad's assets IF Dad had no children outside the marriage.
Q. Can I sue for my grandmas ashes? Her new husbands family took them when he passed.
A: It's definitely worth having free (or inexpensive) consultation with a probate attorney. I'd recommend trying to schedule a meeting with an attorney that focuses on probate and estate planning law. You would be an heir to your grandmother's estate, so it's important that you act quickly to protect your rights. This new husband of your grandmother's may try to keep everything for himself. If your grandmother was not in her right mind or was pressured, you may have a good case for challenging the will.
Q. Can I give my dad a notice to leave my moms home? She has passed away and left no will but I pay the mortgage.
A: Definitely consult a probate attorney. I do think you'll need to involve the probate court so that your inheritance rights are protected. Many probate attorneys offer free or inexpensive consultation meetings. Your father probably just assumes that everything of your mother's just automatically goes to him... that's actually not correct! Here are a few things to keep in mind: 1) If your father was married to your mother at the time of her death, your father does have some inheritance rights to the home. How much rights he has will depend on whether the house is Separate Property or Community Property of your mother. 2) If your mother was married to your father at death and had any children from outside the marriage to your father, then your mother's children are actually the primary heirs of her estate (not her surviving husband). 3) Long story short--there are lots of variable that can impact who gets what. This is why you should meet with a lawyer.
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Contact & Map
Shutt Law Firm, PLLC
522 Bishop
Richardson, TX 75081
Telephone: (214) 302-8197
Fax: (214) 382-9437
Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Friday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed