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OUR EXPERIENCED GROUP OF KNOWLEDGEABLE FIDUCIARY DISPUTE ATTORNEYS WILL PROTECT & ENFORCE YOUR RIGHTS IN PROBATE AND TRUST LITIGATION

We focus on complex trust and estate disputes, will contests, fiduciary controversies and other probate and guardianship disputes. We have a hard-earned reputation for success as forceful, strategic, and efficient litigators.

Although the majority of our contested matters involve estates and fiduciary controversies ranging between $500,000 and $15 million, we have significant experience in dealing with larger estates.

Our attorneys are well aware of the powerful emotional dynamics which impact disputes related to an inheritance.

Our attorneys have extensive experience with the mediation process and have represented hundreds of clients in mediations where a settlement agreement has been reached.

Please review our attorney bios to learn more about each team member, including academic and professional achievements.

State of Texas and probate law

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PRACTICE AREAS

ESTATE LITIGATION

Estate litigation typically includes matters such as will contests, disputes over the meaning of various will provisions, removal of an executor or administrator, and heirship issues. These disputes occur after a person has passed away.

GUARDIANSHIP

Guardianships often involve adults who have become incapacitated for various reasons, and can involve minors with or without disabilities. Guardianships can provide assurances to family members that their child, spouse, or parent will be cared for and protected. Guardianships can become contests when a proposed ward disputes the need for a guardianship or there is a dispute over who should serve as a guardian of the person or estate.

WILL CONTESTS

A person’s last will and testament is one of the most important documents a person signs in their entire life. It is his or her last statement on earth and speaks for them post-death. However, in certain situations, will contests may arise.

PROBATE & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION

When a person dies, with or without a will, the “Estate” may require administration through a probate court. Our experienced probate attorneys can guide you through the entire process.

TRUST LITIGATION

Trust litigation typically involves disputes arising between trustees and beneficiaries of a trust and can occur before or after a Grantor (the creator of a Trust) passes away. Types of cases include trust contests, trust terminations, breach of fiduciary duty, and removal of a trustee(s), among others.

WILLS OR TRUSTS

A will or a trust? Which is better for you? Each has advantages that you should consider. Most importantly, be sure to have an estate plan in place to spare your loved ones unnecessary expense and stress at the time of your passing. Do not let the circumstances of being currently married and having children from a previous marriage create uncertainty which results in your inaction. These issues can be managed.

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