It hurts on a personal level when you are disinherited through a will. It can be an even greater feeling of wrong when it is learned that you were disinherited due to duress or undue influence placed on the deceased. Duress and undue influence can take many forms. Your loved one may have been physically threatened, harassed, or placed in another compromised position which caused them to sign a will they were unhappy with. Fortunately Texas law allows you to challenge a will which was signed due to duress or undue influence. Our Dallas attorneys are able to assist with this process. Call the Johnson Firm today to speak with one of our lawyers.
Dallas lawyers aggressively litigating disputes over a will signed under duress or undue influence
Texas law allows for a will to be invalidated when it was signed under duress or undue influence. This process begins by filing suit. The case will typically be assigned to a Texas probate Judge. It will be important that you acquire all available proof that threats or harassment were used in order to get the deceased to sign the will. We will help with that process. This evidence may come in the form of emails, written correspondence, text messages, phone records, or witness testimony. Compiling this information will allow you to present the best possible case to the Judge; trial of a Texas will dispute may be heard by a Judge or a jury. Having a lawyer who is familiar with the process can make all the difference in whether the will is upheld or invalidated.
Our Dallas lawyers aggressively assist Texas residents who need to challenge a will due to duress or to defend such a claim. Price L. Johnson and his associates will use your initial consultation to obtain a background of the case and map out a strategy of how you should proceed. We will promptly file suit and use discovery (the process by which information is gained from the other side and third parties) to acquire the necessary evidence. We will hire an investigator if need be, to interview witnesses and to collect affidavits which show that duress was an issue when the deceased signed the will. We will also hire experts to review and testify in issues of competency, duress, and undue influence. We take these matters seriously and are ready to assist you. Call our office today to speak with an attorney.
Aggressive legal representation for Dallas, Texas residents who wish to challenge a will signed due to harassment or threats
It is aggravating to know that your loved one was harassed or threatened into leaving you or others out of a will. People should not be intimidated into disinheriting someone and the Courts frown on such behavior. Our lawyers will aggressively protect your interests in such a matter. We are passionate about this area of law and we take a team based approach to helping you solve this problem. Contact us online or by telephone today to schedule an initial consultation.
In addition to the dispute of wills, we assist with broader probate cases, as well as other disputes over a deceased’s estate. In addition to Dallas, Texas we service Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Denton, Fort Worth, Garland, Irving, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Nacogdoches, Lufkin, and Center.