Lee County Probate & Trust Litigation Attorney

Probate and trust matters are some of the most complex legal disputes faced by Lee County residents. If you are facing difficulties obtaining assets from a trust, suspect executor misconduct, need help distributing assets from a will, or are facing any other issue related to probate or trust processes, you need an attorney on your side. In these situations, trust the Lee County probate and trust litigation attorney at Marrs Ellis & Hodge, LLP to fight for your best possible outcome. 

Why Choose Us

  • Our Texas probate and trust litigation attorneys are trained to handle complex property disputes, including probate and trust matters. We will work diligently to craft a compelling case in your favor.
  • Our firm employs creative problem solving, diligent preparation, and consistent communication for each and every client. 
  • Our lawyers are nationally recognized for representing clients in high-stakes disputes and have received multiple awards, including repeated Super Lawyer designations from Thomson Reuters.

What Is Probate Litigation?

Probate refers to the process of paying a deceased person’s final debts and distributing his or her property according to his or her will or estate plan. There are many issues that could arise during probate; for example, a deceased person may not leave behind a will and the court may need to dictate asset distribution. An executor may fail to distribute property according to the will.

If you are facing any type of issue with probate, the attorneys at Marrs Ellis & Hodge, LLP can help. We handle a wide range of probate or estate litigation matters, including the following.

  • Will contest
  • Executor misconduct
  • Guardianship or conservatorship disputes
  • Personal representative appointments
  • Beneficiary and heir disputes
  • Surviving spouse election and family allowance
  • Executor fee claims
  • Estate accounting

Most probate matters can be settled out of court during negotiations. However, you may need to escalate your claim to Lee County probate court to secure the outcome you deserve. Your attorney from Marrs Ellis & Hodge, LLP will not hesitate to take your case to trial if necessary.

Common Types of Trust Litigation

A trust is a financial relationship between three parties: the settlor, who creates the trust; the beneficiary, whom the trust is created for and who can receive inheritance from the trust; and the trustee, or the person or firm who holds assets or property on behalf of the settlor and the beneficiary. Many issues can arise while administering or creating a trust, including the following.

  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Trustee removal or replacement
  • Trust agreements that do not comply with Texas laws
  • Trust agreements with unclear, confusing, or contradictory language
  • Trust accounting
  • Trust distributions
  • Disputes over the terms of the trust
  • Disputes over the administration of the trust
  • Settlors who do not have the legal capacity to create a trust
  • Settlors who were coerced or influenced into creating a trust

If you are facing any type of issue with a trust, the lawyers at Marrs Ellis & Hodge can help. Typically, our firm will work to resolve your dispute through negotiations, avoiding a complex or lengthy trial. If necessary, we will not hesitate to file a trust lawsuit to resolve the dispute in court.

Schedule Your Free Consultation With a Lee County Attorney

Are you facing a high-stakes probate or trust dispute in Lee County? In these situations, trust the attorneys at Marrs Ellis & Hodge, LLP to fight for your best interests. Contact us today to schedule a free case consultation and strategize your next steps with a Lee County probate and trust litigation attorney.