Representing you in inheritance disputes
Published by Robert A. Ray
What we do
We represent you knowing that inheritance disputes are private and painful family matters. These cases are complicated and are intertwined with those painful family issues. 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. We may need to try the case to a jury or we may be able to achieve, with your permission, a settlement without a trial. Either way, you will be involved and informed.
We handle cases in estate and trust disputes including will contests, mental competency issues, undue influence, right to an accounting, breach of fiduciary duty and related claims, We have handled cases throughout Texas from South Texas to deep East Texas to Northwest Texas near the Oklahoma border and in between.
Contesting a Will can be complicated and unsettling but we can guide you through the process
- We’ll talk through your options with you
- We’ll check the size and scope of the estate
- We’ll listen, and we’ll work with you to help you get what you’re entitled to
- We’ll keep you regularly updated all the way along and ensure that your claim is managed as efficiently as possible
– About Robert Ray
I am a litigation attorney
I am a Texas attorney. I graduated from SMU School of Law. I am Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. I handle cases throughout Texas. My principle office is in Lantana, Texas in the DFW area. The State Bar of Texas, Board of Legal Specialization recognizes attorneys in various areas of law, who because of experience, training and knowledge are awarded certificates of special competence. There are over 70,000 lawyers in Texas but only 10% are Board Certified.
There is no certification in litigation of contested probate matters. There is one certification in the non-litigation practice of Estate Planning and Probate and two in litigation areas: Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law. This office handles litigation involving contested probate matters and their associated torts. We do not handle the creation of wills and trust that an estate planning attorney would normally handle nor do we handle probate administration not involving contested litigation.
I am a past chair of the Texas State Bar, Computer & Technology Section. I was appointed by the Chief Justice to serve one year as an ex-officio member on the Judicial Committee on Information Technology that brought e-filling to Texas. I have published articles in the Texas Bar Journal and an ABA journal.
I am the primary author of this site and of the Inheritance Laws blog, which reports on legal cases and issues impacting inheritance disputes in Texas.
I have over 40 years of trial experience.