When conflict or disagreement arises in the execution of estates, there is a lot at stake. Administrators and executors could be facing serious legal consequences, and potential beneficiaries could lose out on their inheritances. Talk with a lawyer who has experience handling estate planning, administration and disputes to protect your interests in the probate process.
At The Powell Law Firm, we have been representing Texas clients for more than 20 years. We work with clients in all types of will and estate matters, including estate disputes and will contests.
Our lawyers represent clients in Pearland, Houston and the surrounding Texas areas in estate disputes involving:
- Will contests: Potential beneficiaries can contest the validity of a will. For a will to be valid, the testator must be of sound mind and not under any undue influence. Instances of intimidation, threats, or even guilt and emotional control over the person making the will can be seen as undue influence.
- Breach of fiduciary duty: Estate executors and will administrators are held to a fiduciary duty, which is the highest legal standard. When an agent fails to make accurate accountings or stay in compliance with the regulations and laws governing estate administration, disputes arise claiming breach of fiduciary duty.
Like any other legal dispute, it is almost always simpler, more efficient and more effective to resolve estate disputes through mediation and other nonlitigious means. Whenever possible, we take this approach to protect our clients' rights and interests outside of the courtroom. If this is not a realistic possibility, we will fight for interests aggressively in the courtroom.
Contact The Powell Law Firm
Get the help you need from an experienced attorney from our firm. Call us at 832-850-6095 or email us to schedule a consultation.