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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.

Southern Methodist University
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Articles & Publications
The Top Troubles with “DIY” Wills
Headnotes (Dallas Bar)
Speaking Engagements
Panelist, North Texas Probate Bench Bar
Professional Associations
Texas State Bar College
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Collin County Bar Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 24071203
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  • 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
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
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
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.
Q. Stepmom and Dad passed away 8 months apart both with wills
A: Both need to be probated. The good news is that it's often less expensive to probate two wills at the same time. At our probate law office, we call it "piggyback probates"! The reason they both have to be done is because the first spouse's name needs to be removed from title so that everything is in the surviving spouse's name.
Q. Life Insurance where beneficiary is deceased
A: I agree with the previous answer. I would recommend that you consult with a local probate attorney. The life insurance companies typically don't pay out to the wrong person. They're pretty cautious. So, if they paid it to you, you were probably legally entitled to it. However, to be sure, you'd have to review the insurance contract. The policy itself will assure us that the life insurance either does or does not pay to the Estate.
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Shutt Law Firm, PLLC
522 Bishop
Richardson, TX 75081
Telephone: (214) 302-8197
Fax: (214) 382-9437
Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed