Experienced Probate Litigation Lawyers in Houston, Texas

If you are involved in a dispute over the distribution of assets under an estate, or the actions of an executor, administrator or personal representative, you want an experienced attorney to protect your interests. You want an attorney who understands probate litigation, and one who has successfully protected the rights of others in will contests or probate disputes.

At the Black Law Firm, we bring over 15 years of experience to individuals throughout the greater Houston area who are involved in controversies arising out of the probate process. We take the time necessary to carefully explain the law and process to you, as well as your options moving forward, so that you can make educated decisions about how you want to proceed.

To set up a free initial consultation, contact our office or call us at 713-234-1380 (toll-free at 888-717-7792).

Our Probate Litigation Practice

We represent executors, administrators, personal representatives, trustees and beneficiaries in litigation arising during the estate or probate administration process, including:

  • Will contests. Our firm represents both proponents and contestants in actions challenging the validity of a will, or specific provisions therein, including allegations of lack of testamentary capacity, undue influence, duress, fraud, misrepresentation, and will interpretation.
  • Trust disputes. We represent individual and corporate trustees, as well as beneficiaries, in legal actions regarding the rights and responsibilities under the terms of a trust instrument. Our attorneys can advise you regarding the obligations and duties of a trustee, assist with the interpretation of a trust, and prepare and defend trust accountings.
  • Heirship contests. Whether you were omitted as an heir or desire to challenge the validity of others claiming to be heirs, we can aggressively protect your interests and preserve your share of an estate.
  • Removal actions. Our attorneys represent both fiduciaries and beneficiaries in disputes that seek the removal of an executor, administrator, trustee, or guardian.
  • Surcharge actions. When a fiduciary has mismanaged assets or breached a fiduciary duty, but does not have independent means from which to pay for the resulting losses, we can help you recover under an existing fiduciary bond.

Because we have handled probate litigation from the inception of our practice, we have a comprehensive understanding of the process and how the court handles these cases. We know the time sensitive issues that are involved and the strategies that are most effective for our clients.

Contact Our Office

We offer a free initial consultation in all probate litigation matters. To set up an appointment with an experienced lawyer, contact us or call us a 713-234-1380 (toll-free at 888-717-7792). Our office is open weekdays between 8 am and 5 pm. Evening and weekend meetings can be scheduled upon request. We are conveniently located in the Museum District. Free parking is available.