Attorneys in the Leake family have been handling probate matters in Dallas County, Kaufman County, Rockwall County, Hunt County, and the surrounding area for close to seventy years. While many law firms regularly handle simple probate matters, very few in the Metroplex can honestly claim the amount of experience we can fighting contested probate matters in the courtroom
A Will Contest occurs when one party challenges the validity of a will after the passing of a loved one. Sometimes Will Contests are filed because the writer of the will suffered from a cognitive or medical problem that caused them to write a will differently than they would not have otherwise. Other times, Will Contests are filed because an unscrupulous person has improperly swayed the will writer's mind in order to cause them to rewrite their will to leave that unscrupulous person substantially more money or property. Unfortunately, Will Contests are also sometimes filed for no reason at all other than anger or extortion.
We at the Leake Law Firm, PLLC have decades of experience fighting meritorious will contests with the goal of making sure our clients "loved ones" true wishes are honored. If you believe a Will Contest is necessary to make sure a deceased loved one's wishes are properly honored, or if you're facing a frivolous will contest, contact the Leake Law Firm, PLLC to let us show you how we can help.
Other examples of probate litigation involve a claims such as Breach of Fiduciary Duty. A Breach of Fiduciary duty claim is filed when an executor, trustee, or other person has taken advantage of their position to benefit themselves, such as when an executor unlawfully takes money from an estate before it is split up amongst the heirs.
Texas law forbids that kind of conduct and provides a powerful legal framework built to compensate those harmed by such wrongful conduct. The Leake Law Firm, PLLC has decades of experience fighting Breach of Fiduciary Duty and other related claims. If you live in the Greater Dallas Area and need someone to represent you in a probate litigation matter, please do not hesitate to contact the Leake Law Firm, PLLC to let us show you how we can help.