Texas Probate Litigation Services
Probate litigation allows you to uphold the wishes of your loved one. Keith Morris Attorney at Law has an intimate knowledge of the Texas Probate Code and can help your family through probate proceedings.
Keith Morris Attorney at Law offers a variety of probate litigation services to fit your family’s needs:
“Keith and his team were fantastic.”- Thomas M.
Probate Litigation and Intestacy
It is unfortunately not uncommon for a Texas resident to die without a will. The legal term for this scenario is intestacy. Without a will in place, the state is granted control to determine the distribution of property.
When the state of Texas takes the reigns for those who die without a will, the rules are rigid. In certain cases, a beneficiary may not receive their fair share of the assets. Hiring a probate litigation and intestacy attorney may be the only way to stop the state from misappropriating the property of your loved one.
Keith Morris Attorney at Law will take the time to explain the rules that relate to intestacy and property distribution. When a person passes without a will, the state will make plans for them. Take the time to speak with an attorney experienced with probate litigation and don’t allow the state to make choices for your family.
Contesting a Will
The details of a will can have lasting effects for everyone involved, and not always in a positive manner. Family members can contest a will for a variety of reasons:
- Undue influence. Outside pressure from an interested party may have influenced the will’s creator and prompted favoritism.
- Fraud. A will created and signed by someone other than the testator is a fraudulent will. Only the testator – the person assigning their assets – can generate and sign the will.
- Signed improperly. A detail-oriented probate attorney will carefully review a will for mistakes before it is finalized. Missed signatures can be a reason for contesting a will.
- Capacity. Illness like Alzheimer’s disease or unexpected severe injuries may reduce the capacity for creating a lawful will and may be reason question the validity of the will’s statements.
If you are considering taking the steps to contest a will, start by contacting Keith Morris Attorney at Law. The firm has helped families contest wills for all the reasons listed. When a family member or loved one dies in Texas, the person’s estate should be lawfully distributed by a will free of fraud and discrepancy.
Get Help from Probate Litigation Lawyers
Probate litigation can involve contesting a will, trust, or probate proceeding. Hiring an experienced attorney to enforce your legal rights through probate litigation may be the only recourse for upholding the wishes of your loved one.
Probate litigation can occur for any of the following probate scenarios:
- Forgery of signatures
- Invalid will
- Improper asset categorization
- Undue influence on testator
- Fiduciary negligence
- Determining heirship
Evidentiary Hearing Hearing Won
Won lengthy evidentiary hearing to prove client was not in contempt of court to avoid sanction or jail time.
Multi-Million Dollar International Estate Settlement Reached
Successfully negotiated settlement between surviving spouse and foreign advisers in multi-million dollar international estate.
Probate Case Successful Verdict
Obtained verdict for daughter that reunited with her father after being estranged and offered will for probate but was contested by her sister.
Multi-Million Dollar Trust Dispute Won Summary Judgment
Won summary judgment for prominent South Texas family in multi-million-dollar trust dispute over real property.
Estate Administration & Division of Assets Dispute Resolved
Resolved highly contentious ongoing dispute over father’s estate and division of assets between son and daughter.
Estate Administration Case Dispute Resolved
Successfully resolved case between two siblings fighting over cash and personal property of their father.
Multi-Million Dollar Estate Case Six-Figure Settlement Reached
Obtained six-figure settlement after jury was seated for adopted child in multi-million dollar estate case after adoption was disputed.
Guardianship Case Case Won
Won trial to exclude wife to serve as guardian of gentleman she married that was at least twice her age.
If you call Keith Morris, he will personally pick up the phone and handle your case with the attention it deserves.
Your first free case evaluation with us can be done through video conference, phone call, or an in-person meeting.
Keith Morris is proud to be the litigator that takes on the most complicated and difficult cases to court and getting his clients optimal results.
With over 20 years of legal experience, Keith Morris has devoted his efforts to sharpening his skills in probate, trust, and estate planning and litigation.