Waco Texas Will Contest Attorneys
Central Texas will contest lawyers at Dunnam & Dunnam have decades of experience in such matters. A Will Contest occurs when there is something wrong with a Will. In some instances the Testator did not have actual “testamentary capacity” or “testamentary intent” to draft a proper Will. In such a situation the Will is not valid and interested parties including a beneficiary or heir that was disinherited or lost inheritance through the invalid Will can contest the Will as being invalid. Waco Texas will contest lawyers can be contacted at 254-753-6437.
Common Grounds for a Will Contests
There are several reasons that a Will may be contested including 1) the Will was written under the influence from another person, 2) the Decedent was not of sound mind when the Will was written, 3) the Will is a forged or fraudulent document, 4) the Will is not up to date and leaves out children or does not take into account a divorce or remarriage, 5) the Will was not witnessed or signed correctly, and 6) the Will was improperly done and does not comply with Texas law.
A Will Contest
The Texas Probate Code gives interested persons two years after a Will has been admitted to probate to institute a suit to contest a Will. There are two exceptions to this rule that can extend this statute of limitations beyond two years. These exceptions include 1) contests based upon forgery or fraud or 2) contests brought on behalf of an incapacitated person (such as a minor) who recovers capacity.
Need to contest a last will and testament in Waco?
If you are involved in a will contest, it’s important to have lawyers on your side who understand the nuances of estate litigation and civil trial law. At Dunnam & Dunnam, we have board-certified attorneys who specialize in both estate planning and probate law in addition to civil trial law. Call us for a free consultation about a dispute involving a will in Waco.
Andrea's practice focuses primarily in Appellate Law, Civil Trial Law, Family Law, and General Law.Read More
Carolina G. Truesdale graduated from Texas Tech University School of Law, Cum Laude.Read More
Eleeza's practice areas include: Personal Injury Law, Civil Trial Law, Commercial Law, Family Law and Pharmaceutical Law.Read More
Gerald R. Villarrial has practiced family law, criminal law and civil litigation for over 20 years.Read More
Hunter Slocum is an associate attorney at Dunnam & Dunnam, L.L.P working with civil trial law.Read More
Jim Dunnam is a Board Certified Specialist in both Civil Trial Law and Family Law.Read More
Mason Dunnam is the fourth generation of Dunnam attorneys at the firm since 1925Read More
Merrilee L. Harmon is a Family Law specialist, Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1985.Read More
Contact a Waco will contest attorney at 254-753-6437 about your legal matter.