Contesting a will in Texas

Contesting a will in Texas

By Robert Ray
Contesting a Will is Not About Greed
As tragic as it is, abuse against our elders is on the rise. Whether by caretakers, friends, siblings, or even their own children, we are seeing more and more cases of seniors being abused into revising their will.

We know that this is a painful time for you, and you may be feeling guilty about your need to contest the will, but the first thing you need to know is that in most cases, disputing the legitimacy of a will is not about greed
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Will Contest - improper signing of will
Wills are sometimes contested because of a problem in the way the will was signed. This is often referred to as the execution of the will. In this podcast we are going to talk about the very basic requirements of executing a will in Texas. Then, we will discuss what problems arise from executing wills. Visit our website at TexasInheritance.Com for more information. If there is a topic relating to inheritance disputes that you would like to hear, email me at Robert@TexasInheritance.Com.  Thanks for listening.
08:13
January 31, 2020
Time limits for contesting a will in Texas
A will isn’t open to be contested forever. Contesting a will is limited to filing within a certain amount of time - what the law refers to as the statute of limitations. You may be surprised to learn that the statute of limitations for contesting wills does not start at the time of death, but when the will is admitted to probate. That means that if you feel a will should be contested, you must act quickly. If you have a meritorious claim but you don't act quickly, your claim can be lost. This podcast discusses the issues that a person contesting a will must keep in mind. What are the time limits or statute of limitations? When do they start running?  Remember, contesting a will is not about greed. It is doing what is right to make sure that our elderly are not taken advantage of by someone. As tragic as it is, abuse against our elders is on the rise. Whether by caretakers, friends, siblings, or even their own children, we are seeing more and more cases of seniors being abused into revising their will.
08:17
January 12, 2020
DNA – I found my dad, do I inherit his estate 191119
You ordered a DNA test kit. When your received your results, you found out that your father was someone you did not know or did not know they were your father. Do you inherit his estate? We will discuss those issues in a Texas context. I am Robert Ray, a Texas attorney who handles litigation involving inheritance disputes. I am Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law. My principal office is in Lantana, Texas, in the Dallas/Fort Worth area but I handle cases all over Texas. I produce these Podcast to briefly discuss current topics about Texas inheritance issues. You can find more information about Texas inheritance issues at my website, TexasInheritance.Com or on my blog at InheritanceLaws.Info.
06:14
December 1, 2019