Christina Rodriguez, JD

Focus on probate, guardianship, and estate planning.

Christina has worked at a number of law firms, providing her with a wide array of skills. Her prior work experience includes handling complex family law litigation, civil litigation, personal injury litigation, and probate administration.

In the probate and estate planning area, Christina has handled probate administration, drafting of wills, and research of complex probate law issues.

Practice Areas

  • Independent and dependent probate administration
    • Applications for Independent Administrations on Testate and Intestate Estates
    • Affidavits of Heirship, Motions & Orders to appoint Attorney Ad Litems
    • Notices to Beneficiaries
    • Notices to Creditors
    • Inventory & Appraisals, Orders Approving Inventory
    • Objections to Claims Due and Owing, Releases and Receipts for Estate Property
    • Orders of Distribution
  • Probate litigation
    • Probate litigation to dispute the validity of wills on the basis of incapacity of the testator, undue influence over the testator, defective execution of the will, forgery, etc
    • Trust litigation to challenge or defend the construction of a trust or the actions of a trustee
    • Will construction proceedings on behalf of fiduciaries or beneficiaries to clarify ambiguity in a will
    • Fiduciary litigation to challenge the actions of an executor or trustee in managing the financial affairs of the estate or trust
    • Accounting proceedings to challenge or defend the management of an estate or trust
    • Fiduciary removal proceedings to remove a trustee, executor, or guardian because of misconduct or incompetence
    • Spousal rights proceedings to question or establish the rights of a spouse to inherit, and to analyze the validity of prenuptial and antenuptial agreements
    • Kinship proceedings to question or establish the inheritance rights of more distant relatives
    • Claims proceedings to establish who has a claim on assets of an estate (such as business partners or creditors)
  • Estate planning
    • Wills and related documents
    • Guardianships
    • Medical plans
    • Trusts
    • Charitable giving
    • Gift tax planning
    • Post and pre-nuptial agreements

Education

South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas

  • Juris Doctor, May 2015
  • CALI Award Recipient in Legal Research & Writing I, December 2012
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Member

Houston Baptist University, Houston, Texas

  • Bachelor of Arts, Major: Political Science; Minor: Economics, May 2012
  • Alpha Chi Honor Society, Member, Spring 2011
  • Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society, Member, Spring 2011

Christina is licensed to practice law by the State Bar of Texas. She is also licensed in the Southern District of Texas.