There are several issues which arise when one has passed. One such issue can be which property is to be included in the decedent’s estate. While many may think it is presumed that all property will be part of the probate, such is often not the case. Many are surprised to learn what will, and what will not, be included within an estate. You may have rights you do not realize are available or you may need to protect your property rights. If you are involved in a Texas probate dispute involving whether property should be included in the case, then contact our Dallas attorneys immediately. Our lawyers are ready to aggressively protect your interests.
Attorneys assisting Dallas residents with determining whether property should be included in an estate during probate
There are several reasons why property may not be included in an estate. One may have fraudulently transferred the property to themselves before the decedent passed. There may also be disputes over whether the decedent actually owned the property in the first place. Such disputes are typically presented to a Texas probate Judge or jury. It will be necessary to gain all documentation related to the disputed property and we will assist and guide you in that process. Such documentation may include titles of ownership, sales contracts, financial payment records, etc. It may also include witnesses that can testify to various aspects of your claims. You need an aggressive attorney to properly present these issues to the Court on your behalf.
Our Dallas attorneys assist Texas residents in matters involving disputes over estate property. We will use all the tools at our disposal to acquire documented evidence, affidavits, and sworn testimony to establish necessary chains of ownership. We will thoroughly examine claims that people are making to the property and explore all avenues in arguing that those claims are invalid. Price L. Johnson is a CPA as well as an attorney and understands the steps involved in creating a document trail. We will stay in regular contact with you throughout the process and will protect your interests. Call our Dallas office today to speak with a lawyer. Our office also services Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Denton, Fort Worth, Garland, Irving, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Nacogdoches, Lufkin, and Center.
Lawyers understanding that property may not necessarily belong in an estate during a Texas probate
Our lawyers understand that the issue of property in an estate can cut both ways. There are times when one may have a legitimate claim to property that others are claiming should be theirs. If you are a Texas citizen facing such an issue then you need an attorney who will examine the property’s history and attack any erroneous claims of ownership. Our firm will use the discovery process to acquire all documents supporting the claims that property should be included in an estate and will take the necessary steps to protect your rights during this time. If you are facing such a situation then you should contact our Dallas office immediately.
We are also able to assist with other matter which arise during a Texas probate. This includes disputing a last will and testament, disputing the claims of creditors during probate, as well as any breach of fiduciary duties.