Houston & Fort Worth Probate Litigation Deposition Attorney
Serving You with Two Decades of Legal Experience in Probate Matters
Probate is a legal process in which an individual’s property, assets, and debts are handled appropriately after the person passes away. In some cases, this process leads to disputes and controversies among family members and other interested parties leading to lawsuits. This is what is referred to as probate litigation; the lawsuit by opposing parties will have to be resolved before a probate judge in court.
At Keith Morris Attorney at Law, we have routinely represented clients in Houston, Fort Worth, and beyond in probate litigation cases. Our firm is uniquely poised to represent you in such matters due to the time and concentration we have put into this field of practice. We are well-versed in Texas probate law. One of our guiding principles is to protect those who cannot protect themselves – in this case, the deceased who has passed away and what he or she would have wanted done with the estate.
What Are Depositions Used During Probate Litigation?
In any lawsuit, all sides have a right to a formal investigation of the facts and circumstances surrounding the case. This investigation is called “discovery.” In discovery, all parties gain valuable information about the disputed matter from witnesses and other parties that can be used to strategize their case. Depositions, which are oral statements taken under oath by witnesses before the start of a trial, become important matters in this process.
Depositions bring to light what you as a witness know about the case and they preserve your testimony so that it can be used in court. Depositions are commonly conducted in law offices wherein you will be asked a series of questions by an attorney about the facts and events surrounding the issues at the heart of the lawsuit; your words will be recorded in entirety by a court reporter. You are allowed to have your own attorney present during a deposition who can make objections to certain questions if necessary. However, you are generally required to respond to all questions that are appropriate.
Depending on the case and your particular part in it, a deposition can take minutes, hours, or even days where you have been heavily involved in the disputed matter. They are considered to be very serious events and the information you give in a deposition is generally deemed to be very critical to the case. Because you are under oath, you must carefully answer the questions presented; any falsehoods made under oath can have serious civil or criminal consequences.
Legal Representation During Depositions
At Keith Morris Attorney at Law, we can provide trusted legal representation when you have been called to give a deposition regarding a probate litigation case. We have been handling probate matters, including litigation, for 20 years; our focus on this field of law has given us deep insight and familiarity with all the legal aspects surrounding it. Our priority will be to protect your legal rights in any deposition hearing and ensure that the proceeding is conducted properly.
Evidentiary Hearing Hearing Won
Won lengthy evidentiary hearing to prove client was not in contempt of court to avoid sanction or jail time.
Estate Administration & Division of Assets Dispute Resolved
Resolved highly contentious ongoing dispute over father’s estate and division of assets between son and daughter.
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.
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 Case Dispute Resolved
Successfully resolved case between two siblings fighting over cash and personal property of their father.
Guardianship Case Case Won
Won trial to exclude wife to serve as guardian of gentleman she married that was at least twice her age.
Multi-Million Dollar International Estate Settlement Reached
Successfully negotiated settlement between surviving spouse and foreign advisers in multi-million dollar international estate.
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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.