Probate is the label given to a complex set of legal proceedings which include determining who will be heirs of a deceased person, determining the existence and validity of a will, determining whether or not to open administration of an estate, and generally any other matter that concerns the estate of a deceased person. During the probate process, the deceased’s will must be “admitted” if a will existed. A personal representative must be appointed and qualified who will then carry out the “administration” of the estate. Administration includes gathering all the assets together, notifying the deceased’s creditors, preparing tax returns, determining who is entitled to receive what estate property and so forth. The Texas Probate Code has many technical twists and turns for the unwary. It’s important to find an attorney with the expertise to help you negotiate those twists. At The Wright Firm, L.L.P., our attorneys have the experience to help you, whether you are the personal representative of an estate or a beneficiary. We also work with out-of-state beneficiaries who need assistance with Texas probate matters. Our probate practice covers the following areas:

    1. Probate Administration
    1. Probate Appeals
    1. Probate Litigation
    1. Will Contests
    1. Breach of Fiduciary Duty and Beneficiary Rights
    1. Ancillary Probate
    1. Probate for Non US Citizens
    1. Abuse of a Power of Attorney
    1. Trust Litigation
    1. Surcharge Actions
    1. Creditor Claims
    1. Tax Issues Associated with Probate