Dallas Probate, Estates & Trusts

Texas probate law, the Texas Estates Code and the Texas Trust Code can be highly technical and complex, making the process difficult to understand for those without experience with estates, guardianships and trusts.

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 & Johnson, PLLC 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 courts, who have associate judges. With Dallas as our home, we are familiar with the Dallas County Statutory Probate Courts and their personnel because we work with them often. We can help you offer your Will for probate and get it probated, 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 Our Firm

Spencer & Johnson, PLLC, 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, but 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 and contingency fees.

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Dallas Probate Attorneys

Spencer & Johnson, PLLC, invites you to contact our law office today to schedule a free consultation regarding your estate and trust matters.

We are located in Dallas, but 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 and contingency fees.

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For excellent and caring representation at reasonable rates, contact us today.

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