Waller County Probate & Trust Litigation Attorney

Probate and trust litigation matters can be very challenging and stressful. The laws surrounding estate distribution and trust administration are complex, and if you plan on filing a claim to resolve a probate or trust dispute, you must have strong knowledge of this legal area to achieve a successful outcome. In these situations, you need a lawyer on your side—and the Waller County probate and trust litigation attorneys at Marrs Ellis & Hodge, LLP will fight diligently for your best possible outcome.

Why Choose Us

  • Over the past 10 years, our firm has successfully represented hundreds of clients in high-stakes property disputes. including probate and trust matters.
  • Our lawyers will work diligently to craft a compelling case on your behalf, helping you secure the outcome you deserve. We have extensive courtroom and negotiation experience and a strong track record of success.
  • Our attorneys have represented a wide range of clients in probate and trust litigation, including individuals, estates, trusts, and Fortune 500 companies.

What Is a Trust?

A trust is a financial relationship between three parties: the settlor, the beneficiary, and the trustee. The settlor establishes a trust, or a financial relationship, with the trustee, who holds assets on behalf of the beneficiary. The beneficiary is then able to withdraw and use assets according to the terms of the trust.

Trusts are very complex financial instruments, and issues involving misconduct, violations of Texas law, unclear language, and other factors can lead to a trust dispute. Common examples of trust litigation matters include the following.

  • Disagreements over the terms of the trust
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Trustee misconduct, removal, and replacement
  • Forced distributions from the trust
  • Trust termination or modification
  • Disputes related to the administration of the trust
  • Trust agreements with unclear or contradictory language
  • Trust agreements that do not comply with Texas laws

If you are facing any type of dispute with a trust, your attorney from Marrs Ellis & Hodge, LLP can help. Your attorney will typically attempt to resolve your disagreement during negotiations. However, we will not hesitate to escalate your case to a lawsuit if it is necessary to protect your interests. 

Examples of Probate Disputes

Probate litigation involves disputes that arise during the probate process, or the distribution of a deceased person’s assets following his or her death. The deceased’s will or estate plan will typically provide the requirements for his or her asset distribution, but many disputes can arise during probate.

  • Will contests
  • Will distribution claims
  • Retirement and life insurance claims
  • Executor fee claims
  • Estate accounting
  • Personal representative appointments
  • Conservatorship or guardianship disputes
  • Beneficiary and heir disputes
  • Surviving spouse election and family allowance

If you are facing any type of challenges while probating a loved one’s estate, Marrs Ellis & Hodge, LLP can help. Your attorney can represent you in negotiations with the involved parties and escalate your case to a lawsuit in probate court if necessary. We understand the local rules and requirements for handling probate matters in Waller County, and we can guide you through each stage of the litigation process. 

Schedule Your Free Consultation Today

Navigating a probate or trust dispute can be complex and challenging. In these situations, the attorneys at Marrs Ellis & Hodge, LLP can guide you through the litigation process and fight aggressively for your best interests. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with a Waller County probate and trust litigation attorney.

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