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Probate Litigation

Houston Probate Litigation

Probate litigation can be complex and emotionally charged, and our team of experienced attorneys is here to help you navigate the process. This category is dedicated to providing you with valuable information on probate disputes, will contests, breach of fiduciary duty, and other common issues that can arise during the probate process. We’re here to help protect your rights and ensure that your interests are represented throughout the litigation process.

Our Houston Probate Attorneys provide a full range of probate services to our clients. Affordable rates, fixed fees, and payment plans are available. We provide step-by-step instructions, guidance, checklists, and more for completing the probate process. We have years of combined experience we can use to support and guide you with probate and estate matters. Call us today for a FREE attorney consultation.

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Executor Not Required to Post Bond Absent Complaint

Texas law allows for independent administrations. This is an informal probate process. This gives the executor a considerable amount of leeway to administer the probate estate. The independent executor is only guided by instructions in the will, if there is a will, and/or by the rules in the Texas Estates Code. This is why the...
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Texas Courts Strictly Construe Language in Wills

The courts will generally enforce the terms of a valid will.  The focus is on the language of the will, not external evidence that suggests a different meaning for the language included in the will.  A good example of this can be found in Estate of Neal, No. 02-16-00381-CV (Ct. App.–Ft. Worth 2018), in which the...
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Damages Suit Against Executor Must be in Probate Court

Probate is the legal process of administering a person’s estate after they die. In Texas, there are several different options and choices available for handling probate matters, depending on the specific circumstances of the case. Disputes can arise during the probate process, which can make the process even more complicated. In such cases, one of...
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Probate Does Not Extend Time for Contesting a Valid Property Transfer

Imagine you are appointed as the executor for a family member or loved one and, as part of the probate process, you discover that the decedent transferred their primary asset to another party during their lifetime. Also imagine that they did so when they were of sound mind and it appears that they did so...
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Top 8 Grounds for Contesting a Will in Texas

In the state of Texas, wills are frequently challenged in court. This often occurs when one or more heirs feel that there was some wrongdoing or error that caused them to receive less than their fair share of the deceased’s estate. As a probate attorney in Houston, Texas, it is crucial to be aware of...
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