Estate & Probate Litigation
Dallas Probate & Estate Planning Attorney
It is never an easy thing when you are faced with the death of a loved
one. However, what happens if there is a dispute over the distribution
of assets under a will because a family members or some other person feels
that they are entitled to a greater share of the estate? What if there
is no will, where will the assets go? What if you are the beneficiary
of a trust and the trustee will not answer your questions? What if you
are a trustee of a trust and the beneficiary is making unreasonable demands?
When these things happen not only can the probate process be interrupted
and delayed, but it can end up being substantially more difficult.
If you are facing these questions or having difficulties with the interpretation
or validity of a will, property, guardianship or trust, it is important
that you contact an experienced probate attorney today.
When Is Probate Litigation Necessary?
Whether litigation in connection with an
estate administration is necessary will depend, at least in part, on the size and complexity
of a deceased individual's estate. Beneficiaries or heirs may take
issue with the way in which the assets are to be allocated. Concerns may
arise regarding the mental capacity of the decedent at the time the
will or trust was created. There may be issues of whether the will truly reflects
their wishes and desires or whether they were unduly influenced to make
a will that was not truly theirs, but rather reflected the wishes of someone else.
If you or a family member have reason to believe that the your loved one's
will or a trust was not made in accordance with their true desires then
you should discuss the matter with an experienced probate litigator who
can help you plan the best strategy under the circumstances. The only
way to effectively resolve such a matter is by involving legal professionals
who can help you determine whether a will should be contested or the best
way to defend one when it is. When such litigation occurs or is threatened,
the executor will be obligated to defend the will's validity. Under
no circumstances should anyone undertake estate and probate litigation
in the absence of a qualified professional who can represent their best
At Calloway Norris Burdette Weber & Baxter-Thompson, PLLC we will dedicate all of
our resources and professional knowledge to handling your case. With more
than a century of collective experience among the attorneys on our team,
we are prepared to take on even the most complicated matters involving
any aspect of estate and probate litigation. We encourage you to contact
our office for a free consultation today.