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How do you contest a will in Texas

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On this page you will learn what you need to know to contest a will in Texas. 

Do not take, or refrain from taking, any action based on what you read. You need to discuss your situation with your attorney who can advise you based on your facts.

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How to Contest a Will

We realize this can be a confusing, frustrating, and emotional process. Below, we have laid out the steps you need to take and how you can take them in order to make the process easier for you.

  1. You have to be an interested party.
  2. You need to hire an attorney to represent you.
  3. You have to act before the statute of limitations runs.
  4. Can I contest a will without an attorney?
  5. What happens when you contest a will?

If you try to represent yourself, bad things can happen as shown by this article:

What Happens When You File An Inheritance Dispute In The Wrong Texas Court

Successful Will challenges?

If a will is successfully challenged, the court may then turn to the decedent’s previous valid will if there is one to determine what should be done with the estate.

If there was no previous valid will, or if it has been lost, then the decedent (the person whose estate the will is about) will be considered to have died intestate, or without a will.

At that point, the court will turn to laws that govern how an estate is divided when no will has been left behind.

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