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PROBATE LITIGATION IN TEXAS: CONTESTING A WILL
Unfortunately, disputes often arise after the death of a loved one and a Texas probate litigation lawyer is needed.
Example of situations where a probate litigation attorney would be needed is when someone presents a will for probate that is not valid. Examples of an invalid wills include wills that don't meet all of the requirements of Texas law, situations involving fraud and situations where a beneficiary unduly influenced the decedent.
One of the most common types of will contest arises when the decedent signed a will at a time when he or she did not have testamentary capacity (the ability to understand that a will was being signed). Severe illnesses, such as dementia or alzheimer's disease, can prevent someone from having the capacity to understand that a will is being signed.
When there is no a will, there may be disputes about who is an heir of the decedent and who is not an heir.
In these situations, it is important to have an attorney familiar with the probate system and an attorney with trial experience in case the matter has to be tried to a Judge or jury. As a former staff attorney for a Harris County Statutory Probate Court, attorney Donald S. Worley knows the Texas probate system and has tried many cases in probate court as a Texas probate litigation lawyer.
The attorneys at MCDONALD WORLEY have recovered millions for past clients in probate court. For information on specific jury verdicts and settlements, please contact the firm. We are proud of our results at MCDONALD WORLEY.
On some select probate litigation cases, the case can be accepted by MCDONALD WORLEY on a contingency fee basis.
This means that you only have to pay attorney fees if the attorneys at MCDONALD WORLEY recover funds on your behalf. If we don't recover money for you, you don't have to pay attorney fees.
If you think that you may have a claim and want to speak to a probate litigation attorney at MCDONALD WORLEY for no charge, click on the link below call the office in Houston at 713-523-5500.