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Dallas Probate, Estates & Trusts

Texas probate laws and the Texas Estates Code can be highly technical and complex, making the process difficult to understand for those without experience with estates. The death of a loved-one is difficult enough and the last worry you want is a difficult estate fight or administration. During this emotional time, you need a Dallas estate lawyer you can trust to guide you and your family through the legal burdens and to answer your questions and to make the process as painless as possible.

At Spencer Law Firm, we understand estate administration and the difficulties and complexities that can arise. Litigation can sometimes ensue over the estate administration and you need a tough, experienced probate lawyer to argue for you and to protect your rights. The decedent wanted his or her intent and desires to be followed and so do you.

Dallas County Will and Trust Lawyer

In Dallas County, there are three statutory probate court and two accompanying associate judges of those courts. With Dallas as our home, we are familiar with the Dallas County Statutory Probate Courts and their personnel because we appear in those courts often. We can help you present your Will for probate, guide you through the estate administration process and file suit over your inheritance rights, will contests, to ensure performance of your fiduciary, to contest trust, guardianships and many other proceedings to establish your rights.

In Dallas and many other counties, we, most often, litigate cases in the following areas:

Will Contests: Beneficiaries dispute the validity of a Will based on whether the deceased testator had (or lacked) testamentary capacity at the time the Will was signed or may have been unduly influenced to sign the Will.

Trust Contests: Disputes over the validity of a trust, the performance of a trustee and whether the trust is being properly administered and even to the point of theft.

Guardianship Contests: Disputes over whether a person is incapacitated and, if so, who should be appointed guardian, if needed, over the person or his or her estate.

Fiduciary Litigation:  If an executor, administrator, trustee, guardian, attorney-in-fact or anyone in whom someone else relies is breaching their fiduciary duty, you must take action to stop them from continuing to cause you damage and to remove them.

Contact Spencer Law Firm in Dallas

Legal representation is important when estate matters arise. Our probate lawyers are here to help clients like you get through these messy cases. Get in touch with us to schedule a free consultation in our Dallas office today.

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Estate worth in excess of $20,000,000.00 – Under the Will, our clients entitled to zero, settled and our clients received $3,000,000.00.

Hired to recover $100,000.00 in survivorship account dispute, settled and our client received $294,000.00.

In Contest to Trust Amendment, instead of Grandchildren receiving some small personal property, settled and our clients received $421,356,96.

Successfully set aside Will as invalid in $1,100,000.00 Estate.