Our Houston Firm Can Represent You In Probate Litigation
Probate litigation is usually preventable with proper planning and execution of documentation of a decedent’s wishes. Pipkin Ferguson, PLLC, encourages Texans to review estate plans every few years or whenever there has been a change such as marriage, divorce, birth or death in the family or a change in assets or health considerations relevant to powers of attorney.
Estate-Related Disputes May Center Around Actions Before Or After A Death
Contact our firm for information and help with estate planning or probate administration. If disputes arise over testamentary documents or instruments such as wills, trusts or powers of attorney after the death of a loved one, we are prepared to advise you. We represent both plaintiffs and defendants in will contests, trust litigation and any other variety of estate or probate litigation.
Probate lawsuits often allege wrongdoing by another party before or after a death, such as:
- Exertion of undue influence on a decedent concerning the writing or revision of a will or other estate planning document
- Improper use of a power of attorney
- Improper execution of a will or trust
- Breach of fiduciary duty by a trustee or executor
- Failure to properly distribute assets of an estate in a timely manner and in accordance with the expressed intent of the deceased
Clients in probate litigation may be family members, business partners, creditors, named beneficiaries such as churches or other parties with potential interest in an estate. Our attorneys’ distinguished qualifications and our firm’s breadth and length of experience in complex litigation and estate law matters makes Pipkin Ferguson, PLLC, an intelligent choice for representation in probate litigation.
Early Legal Counsel Can Keep Probate Litigation Manageable
Squandering the bulk of an estate on unnecessary legal fees is, of course, contrary to the wishes of any decedent. Our law firm consistently advises clients and their opponents on ways to resolve disputes cost-effectively. However, we are prepared to take a case as far as it needs to go to get just outcomes for our clients.