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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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Biography

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.

Education
Southern Methodist University
J.D.
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Publications
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
Current
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Collin County Bar Association
President-Elect
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 24071203
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Fees
  • 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
    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
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Mother died without will and had land with deed in her name only, given to her as gift by her parents.
A: Yes, your understanding of those things is correct. I think you are right to be concerned, so you should absolutely reach out to a probate lawyer soon.
Q. My mother passed away in Aug 2021 without a will. I have brother from same mother and father, also my stepfather.
A: You should definitely meet with a lawyer with probate experience. Since your mother received the property by inheritance, it is considered separate property. However, the legal presumption is that all property acquired during a marriage is community property. This distinction impacts the shares that you inherit in that property vs. your stepfather (or his kids). SO, you want to have proper documentation filed. This could be done one of two ways: 1)File an affidavit of heirship in the real estate records. 2) Do a Determination of Heirship in the probate court. #2 is better but costs more. Either way, have a lawyer make sure it's done right. Also, if it's your stepfather's homestead, even if he isn't inheriting any property rights from your mother, he probably will retain the right to reside in the property rent-free as long as he wishes.
Q. Can an executor of a will change it after the person dies in Texas...
A: Absolutely NOT. Only your mother had the power to change her will. There's no such thing as a will being changed by someone else. You should definitely get a probate attorney to represent you, because your stepfather is up to some shenanigans if he thinks he can change a will after your mother's death.
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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 (Today)
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed