PROBATE, TRUST & ESTATE LITIGATION
Do you find yourself in a situation where a family member has died, with or without a will, or a trust, and you are unfamiliar with the probate process? Did your family member die with more than one Will? In such situations, beneficiaries and heirs of the estate may find themselves in chaos over proper administration and distribution of estate assets.
You or a family member may also find yourself in a situation where you are named Executor, Administrator or Trustee of the decedent’s estate and are unsure what your duties and responsibilities are to the estate, creditors, and the beneficiaries or heirs. On the other hand, a problem may also arise when the named Executor, Administrator or Trustee is not you, but someone else, who has breached fiduciary duties owed to the distributes regarding the administration of the estate.
In such situations, conflicts may arise over the interpretation of the will or trust, the administration of the estate assets, the identity of the heirs, the estate inventory, payment to creditors, and final accounting and distribution of estate assets. If you are faced with these issues, the Scheuerman Law Firm, PLLC is here to help you, to serve as your advocate through these contested matters and to assist you in the resolution of your case through settlement or trial.
Probate is a court process that involves the appointment of an executor or administrator, identifying the decedent’s beneficiaries or heirs, creating an inventory of the assets of the decedent, notifying creditors, and managing the estate debts before distribution to the lawful beneficiaries or heirs.
Hella Scheuerman frequently represents foreign nationals in probate and estate litigation involving property in Texas. Her origins from Central America and ability to clearly communicate in Spanish makes her an ideal choice of attorney when disputes arise involving foreign wills and related disputes.
Each probate case has its own unique set of facts and circumstances. We will provide you with the personal service you need to take you through probate. Depending on the facts of your case, the Scheuerman Law Firm, PLLC will assist you with your probate matter, which may include:
Depending on your case, this may involve any of the following:
- Application to Probate Will
- Probate of Foreign Wills
- Muniment of Title
- Declaration of Heirship
- Independent Administration
- Dependent Administration
- Will and/or Trust Contest
- Common Law Marriage Dispute
- Estate Disputes