Frequently Asked Questions
Who Can bring an Inheritance Dispute in Texas?
Contesting a will, claims against fiduciaries or filing an heirship in Texas require that you be an “interested party.” That term has a specific, legal meaning. The Texas Estates Code defines the term “interested party” as “an heir, devisee, spouse, creditor, or any other having a property right in or claim against an estate being administered.
How much does it cost?
When you are forced to obtain your inheritance from someone because they are trying to keep you from your rightful inheritance, you have to retain an inheritance attorney. The cost of these inheritance disputes is expensive; however, while many attorneys won’t agree to contingency fees for an inheritance dispute, we handle a select few cases on a contingency basis. Click this text for more information.
What are the Time Limits for Inheritance Disputes?
Basic Rule: In general, a Texas will contest must be filed within two years from the date the will is admitted to probate, not two years from death. If you are not contesting a will but just trying to obtain your inheritance, the statute of limitations may give you more time.
What are my inheritance rights?
The question is more complicated that you might think. You can click this link to get a general overview of your rights under Texas inheritance laws.
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Inheritance disputes involve someone who has taken advantage of the elderly. These cases are complicated and most often, but not always, involve outsiders. We represent you knowing that these inheritance disputes are private and painful family matters. We know this is a stressful time for you. We strive to obtain the quickest and best results possible so that you can get this troubling episode behind you.
You can depend on us to represent you in a timely fashion and always keep your interest as our focus.
We have experience in inheritance disputes and can help you obtain what is rightfully yours.
Cases all across Texas
While our main office is in Lantana, Texas in the DFW area, we handle case all across Texas.
Contesting a will is not about greed but about the protection of the elderly.
If there is no will contest, you may need help with heirship to obtain your inheritance.
An executor, administrator and trustee are all fiduciaries that you may need help removing.