Fayette County Probate & Trust Litigation Lawyer
Settling a decedent’s final affairs can be a complicated process. Also known as probating the estate, probate and trust litigation often lead to bitter, emotional disputes—and in these situations, Marrs Ellis & Hodge LLP can help.
Our Texas trust and estate litigation attorneys have represented all types of clients, from individuals to billion-dollar institutions. You can trust us to fight for you and your family’s best interests throughout each stage of your case.
Why Choose Us
- Our attorneys have significant experience representing hundreds of clients in probate and trust litigation matters over the past 10 years.
- Few areas of law generate as bitter disputes as probate and trust litigation. Our attorneys have the negotiation skills to navigate these difficult conversations, allowing you to focus on other matters.
- We prepare each of our cases for probate court, signaling to our opponents that we will advocate aggressively for your best interests.
Common Types of Probate Disputes
Probate refers to the process of distributing a person’s assets and settling his or her liabilities upon his or her death. The probate court will typically use a person’s will to determine how to divide his or her property. If a person does not leave a will before he or she passes, the court will administer the probate estate according to Texas’s intestacy laws. Local probate courts can differ between jurisdictions, making probate disputes complex and nuanced.
Many disputes can arise while probating an estate. Some of the probate litigation matters we handle include the following.
- Retirement and life insurance claims
- Will contests and distribution claims
- Personal representative appointments
- Testamentary trusts
- Estate accounting
- Beneficiary and heir designations
Trust Litigation Matters in Fayette County
A trust holds assets for the benefit of others, usually involving three parties: a settlor, a trustee, and a beneficiary. The settlor establishes the trust, while the trustee manages it. Both parties oversee the trust for the beneficiary.
Our firm handles multiple types of trust litigation matters, including cases involving failure to comply with state laws as well as undue influence or coercion. Other types of trust disputes we handle include the following:
- Trust accounting
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Disputes related to trust administration
- Disagreements over the terms of the trust
- Trustee removal or replacement
- Trust termination
- Trust modification
- Trustee misconduct
- Forcing distributions from the trust
- Agreements that contain contradictory, unclear, or confusing language
Do You Need an Estate and Trust Litigation Attorney?
Litigation related to trust and estate agreements can be highly complex. While most cases settle before going to trial, you may need to file a lawsuit to resolve the dispute. However, hiring an attorney from Marrs Ellis & Hodge can help.
Our attorneys have represented hundreds of clients in high-stakes litigation, working tirelessly to secure the best possible outcome. We have strengthened our negotiation skills over our years of operation and can handle complex, emotionally charged disputes on your behalf. Our estate and trust litigation lawyers will help you navigate the litigation process from start to finish, allowing you to focus on other important matters.
Contact Marrs Ellis & Hodge LLP
If you need assistance with an estate or trust dispute in Fayette County, Marrs Ellis & Hodge can represent you in your claim. Our attorneys have a deep understanding of trust and probate law and will leverage the full extent of our firm’s resources to secure the outcome you desire. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and discuss your legal options.