Probating Estates And Handling Disputes

If you are named as an executor of an estate, you are likely wondering what to do next. Even smaller estates can be confusing if you are not familiar with Texas estate administration and probate law. You can get help, however, by contacting an experienced probate lawyer.

At the Law Office of Jon R. Disrud, attorney Jon R. Disrud represents people in Texas probate matters. He has over 30 years of legal experience and knows how time-consuming and frustrating probate can be for an executor. He can answer your questions about probate and related issues to help you make decisions and meet requirements.

Estates go through either dependent or independent administration during probate. Attorney Disrud will explain the differences between the processes and ensure that you understand your duties as the executor. If you prefer, he can handle the administration for you. This will relieve you of managing complex legal procedures and the stress that comes with them.

Resolving Probate Problems In Texas

During the probate process, the family and heirs have an opportunity to contest the estate. They may disagree over how the will or trust was created, they may believe assets are being mismanaged, or they may believe undue influence was exerted on the testator. To challenge an estate, you need a probate lawyer. If you need help contesting or defending a will or trust, contact the Law Office of Jon R. Disrud in San Antonio. Attorney Disrud can assist your family with probate litigation, estate administration and heirship proceedings. He represents heirs and trustees as well as other people who may challenge a will or trust.

Probate Disputes And Heirship

People challenge wills and trusts when they believe there has been misappropriation of family assets or other issues such as:

  • Undue influence (last-minute will changes, non-family as late additions)
  • Addition of caregivers to wills (nursing home and home health care aides)
  • Mental incapacity of the testator
  • Improper allocation
  • Mismanagement
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Breach of trustee duty
  • Misappropriation of durable powers of attorney

Attorney Disrud will investigate the allegations and try to find a resolution out of court. However, he can litigate the dispute if the family cannot reach an agreement.

In addition, he can assist you with determination of heirship. When a probate court needs to locate missing heirs, he can help determine if the person is legally entitled to the estate in question.

Don’t Try To Manage The Process On Your Own – Experienced Help Is Available

Probate, will contests and trust litigation are complex processes and require the assistance of an experienced attorney. Please call our office at 210-569-0581 to schedule an appointment with our attorney. We represent clients in San Antonio, New Braunfels and surrounding communities.