Travis County Probate & Trust Litigation

Probate and trust matters can lead to complex and difficult legal disputes. If you need help obtaining the inheritance you deserve or holding a negligent trustee accountable for his or her actions, you may need to escalate your claim to a court with specialized jurisdiction. You will also need to provide sufficient evidence that you have grounds to file the probate or trust dispute.

In these situations, Marrs Ellis & Hodge, LLP can help. Our Austin County probate and trust litigation attorneys have significant experience representing clients in high-stakes probate and trust disputes, from individual beneficiaries to billion-dollar financial institutions. We will work tirelessly to secure to resolution you deserve.

Why Choose Marrs Ellis & Hodge, LLP

  • Our attorneys have over 10 years of experience in complex property and trust disputes, helping hundreds of clients secure the outcomes they deserve.
  • Our firm is dedicated to achieving the best possible resolution in your case and will work closely with you to develop a strong case strategy.
  • Our attorneys have won multiple awards recognizing our track record of success, including repeated Super Lawyer designations from Thomson Reuters.

Handling Probate Matters in Texas

Probating the estate refers to the process of distributing a deceased person’s assets and paying his or her deaths following his or her death. While a will or estate plan can streamline this process, many disputes can arise during probate. These matters can be highly emotional, especially if the conflict occurs between family members. In these situations, the parties involved in the dispute may need to take their case to probate court to settle the issue. 

Probate litigation can be lengthy and complex. In these situations, a probate litigation attorney from Marrs Ellis & Hodge, LLP can represent your side of the story in court and protect your best interests. We handle a wide range of probate disputes, including the following.

  • Will contests
  • Distribution claims
  • Guardianship disputes
  • Personal representative appointments
  • Life insurance and retirement benefits claims
  • Surviving spouse election and family allowance
  • Executor misconduct or fee claims
  • Estate accounting
  • Conservatorship disputes

What Is a Trust Dispute?

A trust is a legal and financial relationship between three parties: a trustor, a trustee, and a beneficiary. A trustor provides the trustee with the right to hold title on behalf of the beneficiary. The purpose of trusts is to provide protection for various assets and to ensure that these assets are distributed according to the trustor’s wishes. However, many disputes can arise during trust administration. If these parties are unable to resolve these disputes during negotiations, they may need to initiate litigation to resolve the dispute.

At Marrs Ellis & Hodge, LLP, our attorneys represent clients in multiple types of trust lawsuits. Some of the most common disputes that we handle include the following.

  • Removing a trustee after an incident of misconduct
  • Modifying a trust agreement that does not comply with Texas laws
  • Trust accounting and distribution disputes
  • Replacing a trustee with another entity
  • Terminating a trust
  • Disagreements about trust administration
  • Disagreements regarding the terms of the trust
  • The presence of undue influence or coercion during trust creation
  • Modifying a trust created with contradictory, unclear, or confusing language

Schedule Your Free Case Consultation

Are you involved in a probate or trust dispute in Austin County? You may need to file a claim to secure the resolution you deserve—and the Austin County probate and trust litigation attorneys at Marrs Ellis & Hodge, LLP can help. Contact us today to schedule your free case consultation and learn more about your legal options.