Houston Beneficiaries’ Rights Lawyer
Inheritance rights can be confusing. If you have been named a beneficiary under a family member or loved one’s will, it is important to understand your rights under the law. Not only are you entitled to be treated in a fair and honest manner by the executor or trustee, but you are also entitled to full disclosure when it comes to the executor’s handlings of the estate.
At the Newman Law Firm, we help beneficiaries understand and protect their rights. If you are a beneficiary and suspect that your rights are not being respected or that you are being taken advantage of by an executor or trustee, contact our Houston, Texas, law firm to speak with one of our experienced attorneys. With more than 70 years of combined experience, our knowledgeable team is committed to help you and handle your concerns.
Sophisticated Inheritance Rights Attorney
The probate process can be extremely complex and confusing. Emotional family issues coupled with complicated legal requirements can result in negative consequences for everyone involved. Beneficiaries may have valid concerns regarding what they are due under the will. Beneficiaries need assurance that they will receive what was left to them. We have extensive experience handling the concerns of beneficiaries. These concerns often involve:
- Testamentary trusts
- Bypass trusts
- Probate and non-probate assets
- Stocks and bonds
- Intestacy (death without a will)
- Holographic wills
- Estate mishandling
- Secondary beneficiaries
- Failure to distribute property
The probate administration process is not as simple as one may think. The process is controlled by Texas statutes that require compliance. If there is no will, an administrator may be appointed to handle an estate. The estate representative must comply with required legal duties, but probably has no experience in this area. Estate representatives and beneficiaries can get confused and overwhelmed during the probate process and mistakes can be made that hurt a beneficiary. There may be disagreement as to the value of the estate or who gets what and when they will get it. Disagreements between beneficiaries and estate representatives can result in unexpected litigation. It is better to face these issues early.
At any point during the probate process you may need to know your rights. You may feel as though you have been denied benefits that are rightfully yours. If that is your situation, it may be time to contact a lawyer. At the Newman Law firm, we will professionally assess your case to explain your rights and determine if legal action is necessary.