Will Contests and Probate Litigation

Will Contests and Probate Litigation
Estate Planning Lawyer in Corpus Christi
In property law, a will contest occurs when a person challenges the validity of a will. If an individual believes a will does not reflect the true intent of the testator (the party who drafted the will), they may decide to contest it. Anyone with an interest in the estate can file a challenge and try to have the will thrown out or amended.

A will can be challenged for several reasons, including:

The mental capacity of the person making the will is in question
The original will has been superseded
Creation of the will was made under duress, coercion, or undue influence
Forgery was involved in the drafting of the will
The will failed to follow state requirements for execution
Challenge a Will With Our Help
For this legal process, you will need to have a dependable estate planning attorney by your side. At The Law Offices of Alex R. Hernandez, Jr. PLLC, our firm is ready to help with probate court if you are seeking to contest a will that has gone into effect. Since our founding, our firm has fought hard to see justice done in probate court. We have a 10.0 “Superb” rating from Avvo and our successful cases speak for themselves. Give us a call today for compassionate counsel!

With so much at stake in the execution of a will, make sure you have an experienced lawyer by your side to make the process work as intended. We proudly serve clients all throughout Texas and can handle your contest issues and intestate litigation. No matter what type of legal services you need, our estate planning and probate litigation attorney is prepared to help with your case.

Need legal counsel about a will matter? Want to discuss probate litigation? Give us a call today for a free case evaluation.

Corpus Christi Elder Law Attorneys

Corpus Christi Elder Law
Elder law is the legal practice which focuses on issues affecting elder populations. If you have a loved one in assisted living, a nursing facility, or that will be requiring long-term care within the next few years, you will need someone to help you plan ahead. Our firm can walk you through the steps needed to help reduce or eliminate the rising costs of caring for your loved one. At The Law Offices of Alex R. Hernandez, Jr. PLLC we can handle your situation, whether you are looking to the future or are in the middle of a care crisis.

Understanding Elder Law
Elder law is broken into three main categories:

Estate planning and administration, including tax questions
Medicaid, disability, and other long-term care issues
Guardianship, conservatorship, and fiduciary administration matters
The Law Offices of Alex R. Hernandez, Jr. PLLC is a professional law firm handling estate planning and elder law cases in Corpus Christi. Our skilled attorneys can work to bring peace of mind and protection to seniors no matter their situation. We have resources to guide you through the costs and obligations associated with the long-terms care of a loved.

Please call on our firm if you need counsel with:

End of life planning
Medicare and Medicaid coverage
Nursing home and in-home care
Real estate and mortgage assistance
Does your loved one require a guardianship?
If a loved one is unable to make some or all of their own medical or financial decisions, a guardianship proceeding may be needed. An attorney from our firm can help you with the guardianship process including filing an application for the appointment of a guardian, giving notice to the interested parties to the case and attending the court hearing.

To go over your options regarding the long-term care of a loved one, please call The Law Offices of Alex R. Hernandez, Jr. PLLC today and let us schedule your free consultation.


What is Probate?

Probate is the legal process after someone dies of:

1) Reading the will (if there is one)

2) Entering that will into the courts

3) Proving that will is valid

4) Naming the executor/administrator or person in charge of the will and the assets of the estate

5) Appraising property

6) Paying debts and taxes

7) Distributing the property of the estate to the heirs of the estate

Call Now