Beaumont Based Attorneys for Contested Wills
Generally speaking, to be considered valid, a will must meet several conditions. The will must be signed in front of two witnesses, over the age of 14, the document must be in writing, and it must be signed by the person writing the will. Also, to create a valid will, a person must be over the age of 18 and be of sound mind.
While these conditions may seem straightforward, they can often be second-guessed. Legal action can be taken when a will doesn’t express the wishes and desires of its executor, or if there were concerns about the individual’s mental capacity when the will was signed.
If you feel that your beneficiary rights are being ignored, or your loved one’s will isn’t an accurate reflection of their wishes, Byrd Ramsey can help. We will put our combined 100+ years of experience to work for you. Contact our Beaumont will contest attorneys at 409-202-2020 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your potential claim.
Beaumont Lawyers for Estate Litigation
Byrd Ramsey’s team of highly effective attorneys can assist you with will contests and disputes such as:
- Capacity and competency (dementia, Alzheimer’s)
- Undue influence
- Invalid will
- Lost will
- Beneficiaries’ rights (secondary beneficiaries)
In Texas, you have a limited timeframe during which you can contest a will. Before the will is admitted to probate, a filed contest would be considered “pre-probate.” Hiring a lawyer has many advantages because your contest will be filed quickly and properly giving you peace of mind. Once a court order admitting a will to probate is signed, a will contest must be filed within two years of the date of the order. This is called a “post-probate” contest. Consulting an experienced probate litigator is the wisest choice to discuss your options.
Promoting Efficient Estate Litigation Solutions
At Byrd Ramsey, we understand your desire to protect the wishes of your loved one, as well as your rights and interests. Our attorneys will work to develop a strategy to address your concerns effectively. As your legal representative and advocate, we want to give you the guidance you need to achieve the best possible result.
Questions about Estate Litigation? Contact Our Beaumont Will Contest Attorneys Today
Byrd Ramsey assists clients in all types of will contests. To speak with one of our experienced Beaumont will contest attorneys, please call us at 409-202-2020 to schedule a free consultation or contact us online.