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Grounds For a Will Contest in Texas

There are many different reasons why an interested party can challenge probate of a will in Texas.  

  • Challenging a Will for Fraud
  • Contesting a Will for Undue Influence
  • Challenge a Will based on a Mistake in Fact such as who someone children where
  • Challenging a Will based on the Improper Execution during Will execution & signing
  • Need of a Demand for Accounting of the estate

 

  • Contesting a Will for Diminished Mental Capacity such as dementia and Alzheimer.
  • (An unaccounted for child) Pretermitted Children pursuant to the Texas Estate Code
  • Contesting a Will due to a Divorce after a Will is executed
  • Precatory language
  • Contesting the appointment of an Executor or Administrator
  • Removal of Executor
  • Estate Accounting

Pursuant to Texas Estate Code, an interested party can contest a will’s validity by filing a lawsuit.  Under the Texas Estate Code, an individual only has two years to contest the will after it has been probated.  In other words, this particular situation, time begins to run after the will has been admitted into probate by the court.  Pursuant to the same probate rules, forged or fraudulent wills can only be contested within two years from its discovery of such fraud.

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Texas Probate Trusts Wills & Estates Litigation Attorney based in Houston:

  • Administrations of Wills & Estates;
  • Estate & Trust Litigation and other inheritance issues.
  • Will Contests & Challenges
  • Contact him today at 713-965-3400 for an initial free consultation.

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