Definition of Escheat

inheritance disputes in Texas contesting a will heirship

Written by Robert Ray

Robert Ray handles inheritance disputes of all kinds. He takes cases throughout Texas.

Escheat

Escheat means the right of the state to take ownership of property for which there is no owner.

Inheritance

In the inheritance context, it means that the state owns your property after you die if you don’t have a will and no heirs can be found.

Prevention

Prevent an escheatment by having a will.

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Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law — Texas Board of Legal Specialization. We handle cases all across Texas. Our principal office is in Lantana, Texas (DFW area).

Robert Ray is a Texas attorney who handles inheritance disputes

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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.

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