Disputes Regarding The Distribution Of The Estate
After a loved one dies, that person’s finances go through the estate administration process (often called probate). In this process, the court and the estate administrator go through the process of paying off the debts of the deceased and passing on the assets to the beneficiaries. This all sounds very simple, but the reality is often much different. If there are inconsistencies in the estate plan or if the estate administrator is handling things in a questionable way, disputes arise, often leading to courtroom litigation.
Whether you are the person designated to handle the financial aspects of the estate (estate administrator) or you are a potential beneficiary, I can help you. As an experienced estate, tax and finance lawyer, I represent clients in estate administration and probate disputes. With offices in San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Austin and Houston, I represent clients throughout South Texas. I can help you resolve your disputes favorably and efficiently.
Losing someone you love is hard enough. The last thing you want in the aftermath is an extended lawsuit with family members about who gets the money. It is critical to resolve these conflicts efficiently. However, you don’t want to lose out on what is rightfully yours just to bring a swift end to a disagreement. You need a lawyer on your side who will help you get favorable results efficiently. At King Estate Law, PLLC, that is what we do.
I represent clients in estate administration dispute matters that include:
- Breach of fiduciary duty claims: When the estate administrator does something wrong in the distribution of assets or accounting
- Invalid will claims: When a claim is made that an estate plan is not legally valid because the person leaving the will did not have legal capacity
- Will disputes: Disagreements that occur over the wording or meaning of the estate planning instruments
- Tax problems: Including disputes with the federal government regarding tax obligations on the estate
Whatever specific dispute you are facing, I will work to help you get the results you need.
Whenever possible, I work to resolve estate litigation through negotiations and mediation. I only take these cases to trial when there is no other choice. Along with my legal team, I want to help you get good results fast so that you can get through this and move on to the next phase of your life.