Houston Will Contest Lawyer
A will must meet several conditions before it is considered to be valid. It must be in writing, it must be signed by the individual drafting the will and the will must be signed in the presence of two witnesses, over the age of 14. Additionally, a person may not create a valid will unless he or she is over the age of 18 and is of sound mind.
While these conditions may seem straightforward, some of them can be easily second guessed. When there is question as to an individual’s mental capacity at the time his or her will was executed, or if a will does not properly express the wishes and desires of its executor, legal action often occurs.
If you feel as though your loved one’s will does not accurately express his or her true wishes, or if you feel as though your beneficiary rights are being ignored, the Newman Law Firm can help. Contact our Houston, Texas, office to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced lawyers.
Greater Houston Estate Litigation Attorney
Our highly effective team of attorneys has assisted clients in a variety of will contests and disputes involving:
- Undue influence
- Invalid will
- Lost will
- Capacity and competency (dementia, Alzheimer’s)
- Beneficiaries’ rights (secondary beneficiaries)
In Texas, there is a time limit to which you can contest a will. A contest is considered “pre-probate” when it is filed before the will in question is admitted to probate. There are many advantages to hiring an attorney who will make sure your contest is filed quickly and properly. Once a court order admitting a will to probate has been issued, a will contest must be filed within two years of the date of the order. This is called a “post-probate” contest. It is wise to consult an experienced probate litigator about the factors that affect your position.
Effective Strategies, Efficient Solutions
At the Newman Law Firm, we recognize the importance of protecting the wishes of your loved one, as well as protecting your own individual rights and interests. As your legal representatives and advocates, our lawyers will work to develop a strategy to effectively address your concerns. We want to help you by providing the guidance you need to resolve your concerns.
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The Newman Law Firm represents individuals in all types of will contests. To speak with one of our experienced Houston will contest attorneys, please call us at 832-390-4161 to schedule an appointment to discuss your case. You may also contact us online.