Scheduling Open
3010 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1200
Dallas, Texas 75234


Probate Litigation

In the unfortunate event of a dispute or conflict arising during probate proceedings, our Dallas probate attorneys are prepared to protect your rights and advocate for your interests. With extensive experience in probate litigation, we handle a wide range of issues, including will contests, disputes over asset distribution, and allegations of breach of fiduciary duty. Don’t let legal disputes overshadow the grieving process. Schedule an online consultation today to discuss your case with our dedicated attorneys and take the necessary steps to resolve probate litigation effectively.

Take the first step towards resolving your probate matters by scheduling an online consultation with our Dallas probate attorneys. We are ready to provide you with the legal expertise and guidance you need.

Courts possess significant powers to impose sanctions on attorneys who improperly abuse legal processes. Various procedural rules and statutes grant courts discretion to levy monetary sanctions when attorneys engage in frivolous litigation tactics or misconduct. As the Brenners v. Green, No. 06-20-00044-CV (Tex. App. – Texarkana [6th Dist.] 2020) case exemplifies, determining appropriate sanctions requires...
11can an unsigned handwritten document count as a will
If someone dies in Texas and they left a handwritten written document that gives away their property on death, can that document be a valid will?  What if the person did not sign the will? The answer is often, “yes,” as Texas law allows for handwritten wills.  The courts will often admit the wills even...
11sanctions in texas probate
When you make a filing with the courts or enter an appearance, you are subjecting yourself to the rules of the court.  Litigation is a serious matter.  It has real-world consequences, like sanctions, which can be very serious. The courts have a number of laws and rules at their disposal to ensure that the parties...
11fail to follow directions in will
This is a Case Study analysis on the facts of Patrick v. Patrick, 182 S.W.3d 433 (Tex. App. – Austin 2005, no pet.), as if it were to be decided today. It is not an analysis of the court’s holding in this case. Introduction Probate law governs the distribution of a deceased person’s assets. In...
11Pour Over Will
Appealing a Texas probate court’s decision to a higher court invokes the “abuse of discretion” standard of review. This deferential standard differs from the de novo review used in some other appeals. Understanding when a probate court abuses its discretion is key for parties embroiled in probate disputes. The Estate of Glover, 744 S.W.2d 939...
11prove capacity after death
A will is a legal document that names how a person’s property will be distributed after their death. In order for a will to be valid, the person must have what is called “testamentary capacity.” This means that they must understand the nature and extent of their property, and must be able to identify the...
No one likes to think about what will happen after they die, but it’s important to have a plan in place. If you don’t, your loved ones may have to deal with a lot of complications. One of the biggest problems they might face is probate. Probate is the legal process of distributing a person’s...
11who has the burden of proof in a will contest?
Probate administration is the legal process of validating a will and distributing a deceased person’s assets to their beneficiaries. In Texas, if someone dies with a valid will, their estate will generally go through probate. It is during this process that an interested party can contest a will. Challenging a will’s validity faces imposing evidentiary...
11Using a Testator's Feelings as Evidence of Fraud in Probate Court
Texas probate courts possess wide-ranging authority to order relief on matters not directly pled in the original probate pleadings. This exceptional power provides the probate courts with considerable flexibility to fully and equitably resolve probate disputes. The Sivley v. Sivley, 972 S.W.2d 850, 855 (Tex. App. — Tyler 1998, orig. proceeding) case helps to understand...
11Using a Testator's Feelings as Evidence of Fraud in Probate Court
In some cases, a testator’s negative feelings toward a beneficiary can indicate fraud or undue influence in the creation of a will. Texas probate courts allow a testator’s sentiments to serve as evidence if relevant facts corroborate deceitful intent. This article explores how emotions can demonstrate improper actions and provides an example case. Facts &...
1 2 3