Dallas Estate Litigation Lawyer
A premier estate, trust, guardianship and fiduciary litigation law firm in Dallas, Texas, Spencer Law, P.C., is prepared to give you solid legal representation and to help you effectively protect your rights and those of your loved ones when complicated estate and trust matters arise.
Spencer Law, P.C. | Your Trusted Estate Litigation Resource
Our Dallas probate attorneys offer more than 30 combined years of legal experience advising and representing clients in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and throughout Texas. As estate attorneys, we recognize that your legal dilemma can have damaging effects on you and your family and are motivated to bring your case to resolution as quickly and economically as possible. However, we do not cut corners in our preparation and are ready to go to trial when necessary. We will prepare and give each case the attention it deserves to present the best evidence possible for your case.
DFW Guardianship Lawyers Standing Up For Your Rights
While we believe our reputation for success has resulted from our effective courtroom probate litigation, we also know that we would not have been able to build a winning strategy without valuable interaction with our clients. We consider all legal endeavors to be a team effort and work with our clients to provide them with the best service possible. Although a dispute may already be in progress, we take a proactive approach to resolving your problems by addressing the possible arguments or positions the other party may deploy. Our team is prepared to assist you with:
Will contests, related litigation and estate administration
We file suit contesting wills and testamentary instruments, based upon the testator (the person executing the will) lacking mental capacity or signing the will based upon coercion, undue influence or fraud. The will may also be a forgery or the result of a breach of fiduciary duty. We will also file lawsuits for theft, theft of fiduciary property and to remove personal representatives (executors or administrators) of estates. Whether your legal matter involves heirship disputes, common law spouse disputes, beneficiary designation disputes or other ancillary lawsuits, we encourage you to contact our office today.
Trust contests and trust administration
We file suit contesting trusts and trust amendments based upon lack of mental capacity, undue influence, fraud, forgery or breach of fiduciary duty. We also file lawsuits for theft, theft of fiduciary property and to remove trustees. Whether you have concerns regarding trust creation, testamentary trusts versus living trusts, trust administration or the rights of beneficiaries, our firm can help.LEARN MORE
Guardianship contests and guardianship
We assist with the decision regarding whether a person or family member needs a guardian and, if so, who will be appointed as guardian. In this context, we file suit to contest the need for a guardianship or to contest, who will be appointed as guardian and whether he or she is qualified to serve as guardian. Do not hesitate to schedule a free consultation to learn more about incapacity, who should be appointed a guardian, guardianship of the estate versus guardianship of the person, powers of attorney, declaration of a guardian or living wills.LEARN MORE
Fiduciary litigation and defense of wills and trusts
We will review your case to determine if executors, administrators, trustees, guardians or persons acting under a power of attorney are properly performing their duties. Examples of improper behavior include failing to disclose and inform you of the administration of your estate or trust or how your property is being handled, mismanagement, misappropriation, embezzlement, failing to account, stealing money, refusing to timely distribute money to beneficiaries or improperly protecting assets. We also have experience defending guardians, defending trusts and trustees, and defending wills, executors and administrators.LEARN MORE
Texas probate system
We represent parties in ancillary probate litigation that includes, but is not limited to issues involving common law spouses, contests to survivorship claims, wrongful death claims, suits on debts or notes, and any other claim an individual has against an estate or guardian, or that an estate or guardian has against an individual or entity.LEARN MORE
Helping You With Appeals
In addition to the above issues, our team is ready to stand behind you when a decision by a judge or jury needs to be corrected. We urge you to contact us about your probate appeal if you feel the court made an error in your will, trust, guardianship/fiduciary contest, or other decision in the probate context.
Call Spencer Law, P.C., Today
Spencer Law, P.C., invites you to contact our law office today to schedule a free consultation regarding your estate and trust matters. Call 214-965-9999 or email us. We are located in Dallas, Texas. We travel throughout Texas to serve our clients. Our business hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and evenings and weekends by appointment. Ask us about our hourly fee and contingency fee arrangements.