Krupa Downs Law, PLLC

A law firm located in Plano, Texas practicing
Probate, Estate Planning, and Guardianship

Probate & Estate Administration, Guardianship, Wills, Estate Planning & Trusts

I understand that it isn’t easy to talk about death or planning for death. I also understand that it is difficult to think about what needs to happen after the death of a loved one. I believe in my mission of providing my clients with caring representation that makes them feel comfortable having these conversations with me and that at the end of my representation, they feel like I helped them.

To accomplish my mission, I will actively listen to my clients to not only hear what is spoken but what is unspoken; I will treat my clients with respect, kindness, compassion and empathy; and I will learn about them and their lives; I will speak in plain English and do my best to minimize the use “legalese;” and I will provide legal services in a timely and efficient manner.

What I do

I am an estate planning Attorney engaged in kind and person-centered planning that enhances the systems of love and support for families throughout all walks of life. I am here to help families after the death of a loved one and to guide families through the guardianship process.

030 gavel 1

Probate & Estate Administration

Probating and administering an estate can be handled several different ways in Texas.

025 justice 1


Texas Law provides a legal system and assistance for assigning a guardian for those who are incapacitated.

021 judge 1

Wills, Estate Planning & Trusts

Several types of documents can be used in a Texas estate plan; wills, living wills, and living trusts are most common.

News & Events

Executor 2

How To Choose an Executor for Your Texas Estate

Choosing an executor is one of the most important decisions you can make. The executor is responsible for the distribution of your assets at your death. It is a typically straightforward job to fulfill, but there can be complications, issues, and

Read More
Business profile

Business Profile: Chris Krupa Downs, PLLC

A local faith-based publication recently featured Chris Krupa Downs as a community spotlight figure. Decided Excellence Catholic Media (DECM) is a local magazine that publishes faith-based content. The three keys to success they believe in are; a strong work ethic, commitment

Read More

Muniment Of Title

I am often asked about alternatives in Texas probate courts. Settling an estate can be challenging for grieving families, and navigating the probate process isn’t something that many people wish to handle alone. In Texas, there are several types of probate

Read More

Chris Renews her Oath

In November 2010, I took my oath as a new lawyer. I swore to support the Constitutions of the United States and Texas. On January 22, 2021, I renewed my oath...

What You Need to Know About Texas Estate Planning

By now, most people will have been touched by the COVID-19 pandemic...

Five Tales from an Estate Planning Attorney

As I sit here trying to write this blog, I realize that writing is not my “thing.” I would much rather talk to ...