Disputes over the probate process are fairly common. While many disputes are due to misunderstandings, others may involve wrongdoing by an executor, creditor, beneficiary or other party. To ensure your rights are protected, you may need an attorney’s help.
At The Law Offices of Kennedy & Jackson in Houston, our goal is to help you avoid litigation through careful estate planning that is proactive in addressing potential family issues. If the ability to draft an estate plan has already passed, our lawyers can advise you on your options, which may range from supervised probate to probate litigation. Our two attorneys are each board-certified in estate planning and probate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and each is a frequent lecturer on estate planning topics to other lawyers throughout Texas.
The following are examples of issues that often arise when probating a deceased person’s estate:
- Family disputes
- Will contests
- Disputes over whether or not a person is entitled to inherit under the Texas law of intestate succession
- Breach of fiduciary duty involving an executor, trustee, guardian or agent under a power of attorney
- Disputes over valuation or distribution of assets under a will
- Mismanagement or misappropriation of trust funds
- Creditor claims against the estate
Our law firm provides guidance, persuasion and, when necessary, the services of experienced litigators. We represent executors, administrators, trustees, beneficiaries and heirs in Greater Houston, Harris County and beyond. We often advise executors and beneficiaries living in other states concerning the Texas estate of their parent or family member.
CONTACT A PROBATE LITIGATION ATTORNEY IN HOUSTON
Our law office is located in the Galleria area of Houston, with free on-site parking available next to our office building. We provide a complimentary — and confidential — initial consultation to all new potential clients.
To schedule an appointment with one of our lawyers, call 713-783-7444 or send us an email.