Estate Litigation Attorneys
in Fort Worth, Texas
How We Represent Clients in Estate Litigation
When an individual has died, disputes surrounding the decedent’s estate and assets are not uncommon. At Sawyer Law Firm, PLLC in Fort Worth, Texas, our attorneys are well-versed in probate and estate litigation. We have decades of experience representing estates, beneficiaries and heirs.
Our lawyers’ in-depth knowledge of estate planning and estate and probate administration is crucial in this type of litigation. We understand the urgency that can be involved with estate litigation. With our skill and knowledge, we are able to act swiftly to protect our clients’ interests.
Types of Disputes
Estate litigation can include:
Challenges to the validity of a will
Legal questions regarding undue influence on the decedent, coercion or the testamentary capacity of the decedent
Removal of executors for alleged breach of fiduciary duty
Will construction cases
Whether assets are community property
Valuation issues for assets in a bequest or trust
Questions concerning a person’s status as an heir
The administration of family trusts
If there are any problems with your estate plan, contact us to advocate on your behalf.
Did the Decedent Have Legal Capacity?
A common issue that arises in estate litigation is whether the decedent had the capacity to write a will. These disputes focus on whether the individual understood the consequences of making the will, at the time the will was created.
For example, challenges can be based on whether the individual was under the influence of a substance or suffering from senility, dementia or insanity.
We Know Texas and Tarrant County
At Sawyer Law Firm, PLLC, we represent clients involving will contests, trusts and guardianships anywhere in Texas.
We are especially familiar with Tarrant County’s reliance on mediation in contested probate matters. Our ability to narrow the issues in dispute can save our clients considerable time and expense in mediation proceedings.
How to Contact Us
To schedule an appointment with one of our estate litigation lawyers, call the Sawyer Law Firm, PLLC in Fort Worth, Texas or contact us online.