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About Sell Griffin McLain PC

The law firm of Sell Griffin McLain PC represents experience, stability, and continuity. Our firm has been serving the Panhandle since 1973, providing legal counsel to individuals and businesses in the areas of real estate law, business law, business formations, estate planning, probate, creditor representation, commercial litigation, wind energy, and water and mineral rights.

Founded by Garland Sell with an emphasis on Godly principles, our firm has flourished. We are highly rated by other attorneys and frequently recommended by businesses and individuals we represent. Our central theme is “Client Focused. Integrity Driven.” We seek to carry this out in our client relationships.

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Business Organizations

To protect your assets from certain creditors, you may need to consider operating your business as either...

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Business Transactions

A successful business requires excellent legal representation. Whether you are buying or selling a business, entering into...

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Creditor Representation

As advocates for our clients, Sell Griffin McLain pursues collection of amounts owed by a debtor to...

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Commercial Litigation

Disputes regarding contracts, real and personal property ownership, property rights, and interests in rights-of-way, among other issues,...

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Estate Planning

Wills Every individual’s situation is unique, and a will should reflect your specific wishes and needs. If...

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Real Estate

Real Estate Transactions You should be represented by Real Estate Attorneys when selling and purchasing a new...

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Water and Other Minerals

Ownership of Water and Mineral Rights The ownership of water, oil, gas, and other minerals is often...

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Wind and Solar Energy

Before you enter into a final agreement to allow wind or solar energy generation on your property,...

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Frequently Asked Questions

Probating a will involves a series of legal steps to validate the will and administer the estate of the deceased person. The general steps involved include obtaining a death certificate, locating the will, filing a petition to probate, notifying interested parties, obtaining a court-ordered appointment of an executor, preparing an inventory and appraisal, notifying known creditors, paying debts and taxes, distributing assets, and preparing a final accounting for court approval.

While hiring an attorney to probate a will is not required, it is highly advisable to seek legal guidance. Probate laws can be complex, and an attorney can provide valuable expertise to help you avoid errors and delays. If there are any disagreements, an attorney can provide valuable assistance in resolving these conflicts. Probate also involves legal responsibilities, and an attorney can help you understand your legal obligations to protect you from potential legal pitfalls.

Yes! Most often, the purchase of a home is the biggest investment an individual will ever make. While using an attorney may involve additional costs, their expertise can help safeguard your interests, minimize risks, and provide peace of mind throughout the home-buying process.

You should not sign a contract to buy real estate without consulting with a knowledgeable, qualified Real Estate Attorney. If you sign a contract and then discover the contract contains terms that you did not intend, it may be too late for an attorney to negotiate changes.

Just like in the practice of medicine, all attorneys do not practice in all areas of the law. The experienced Real Estate Attorneys at Sell Griffin McLain can review all documents related to the closing of your purchase to assure that the transaction concludes to your best benefit as smoothly as possible.

It is not a legal requirement that your will must be prepared by an attorney. However, DIY wills are often one-size-fits-all templates that may not allow for customization to suit your specific needs and intentions. They are more prone to errors and ambiguities due to their generic nature. Minor mistakes or omissions in the wording, signing, or witnessing process can render a will invalid or subject to legal challenges.

There are many benefits to having a qualified and experienced attorney draft your will.  These include:

  • Customization and tailoring
  • Avoiding errors and ambiguities
  • Avoiding problems with taxes
  • Ensuring that your wishes are implemented
  • Protecting your privacy
  • Personalized advice and guidance
  • Making sure that your will is legally binding and valid under the laws of Texas

 A will is just one component of a comprehensive estate plan. Depending on your circumstances, you may benefit from other estate planning tools such as trusts, advance healthcare directives, or powers of attorney. Attorneys can provide guidance on the broader aspects of estate planning and help you create a comprehensive plan that reflects your unique circumstances, preferences, and goals.

Foresight is always better than hindsight. While it may seem unnecessary or awkward to create an agreement with someone you trust, having a written agreement in place helps set clear expectations, defines each partner’s roles and responsibilities, and can prevent misunderstanding or disputes down the line.

Any agreement between parties in business should be legally documented to adhere to the laws of Texas. An experienced attorney in this area is able to draft a comprehensive document covering every detail of the agreement to avoid common risks, disagreements, misunderstandings, and pitfalls. The attorneys at Sell Griffin McLain have many years specializing in assisting clients organize and legally maintain small business entities.

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Location

4801 Lexington Sq
Amarillo, TX 79119

Phone 806.374.3765
Fax 806.374.4269

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