Waller County Will Contests
When a loved one passes away, there are many processes that a family must undertake. One of the most important is carrying out the terms of the deceased’s will. However, many disputes can arise while dividing a loved one’s property—leading to painful and sensitive conflicts between family members.
If you are facing a will dispute in Waller County, you need a lawyer from Marrs Ellis & Hodge, LLP on your side. Our Waller county will contest attorneys will fight diligently for you and your family’s best possible outcome.
Why Choose Us
- Our firm has experience helping clients protect all types of property and resolve multiple high-stakes disputes, including highly complex and sensitive will contests.
- Our attorneys have been nationally recognized for their track record of success and have received multiple awards, including a preeminent AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
- Our firm employs diligent preparation, creative problem solving, and consistent communication for each and every client. We will work tirelessly to craft a compelling case in your favor.
What Is a Will?
A will is a testamentary instrument used to divide a person’s property and affairs upon his or her death. The person who creates a will is known as the testator.
For a will to be legally valid in Texas, it must meet the following requirements.
- The testator must be at least 18 years old, legally married, or a member of the armed forces of the United States.
- The testator has testamentary capacity, or the mental capacity to create a will. He or she must have the ability to understand that he or she is creating a will, the effect of the will, the nature and extent of his or her property and relationships, and how to create an orderly plan for the disposition of his or her assets.
- The testator must not create the will under undue influence, or external pressure by another person who intends to have control over the terms of the will.
- The testator has testamentary intent, or the intention to create a document that dictates how his or her property will be disposed after he or she dies.
- The will is either handwritten and signed, or typed, printed, and signed in the presence of at least two credible witnesses. The testator can sign the document or order another person to sign it in his or her presence.
Filing a Will Contest in Waller County
If you believe that a deceased person lacked testamentary capacity to create a will, was unduly influenced by an external source, or any other situation that would render the will invalid, you may have grounds for a will contest. A will contest is a legal action filed in probate court that is intended to challenge the terms of a will.
If you can prove to the court that you would be harmed if the terms of the will are carried out as they currently stand, you have the right to pursue this type of claim. Your Waller County will contest lawyer from Marrs Ellis & Hodge, LLP can represent you in your lawsuit and help you and your family reach an optimal resolution.
Schedule Your Free Consultation Today
Are you contesting a will in Waller County probate court? In these situations, you need an attorney on your side—and the lawyers at Marrs Ellis & Hodge, LLP can fight aggressively for your best interests. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with a Waller County will contest attorney.