Probate and Fiduciary Litigation Lawyers

MehaffyWeber’s fiduciary litigation practice group is comprised of individuals who over time have been involved in an impressive array of sophisticated and challenging matters. We assist and represent trustees, executors, guardians, fiduciaries, and beneficiaries in resolving estate, trust, and other fiduciary disputes. Our attorneys combine years of relevant experience with the highest ethical standards when handling sensitive and personal matters like these.

Recognizing litigation surrounding will, trusts, and estates is likely to increase in the years to come as scientific advances help us live longer and fuller lives, our firm has established a fiduciary litigation practice group. Among our active practice group members are attorneys who have served on the Guardianship Advisory Board for the Statutory Probate Courts of Texas, Southeast Texas Estate Planning Council, National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, ABOTA and more.

We represent clients in a broad range of disputed matters, including will contests, suits for trust and estate accounting proceedings, breach of fiduciary duty suits involving estates and trusts, suits to remove executors and trustees, closely held business disputes, and conflicts arising from all types of fiduciary relationships. In addition, MehaffyWeber handles claims regarding undue influence, lack of testamentary capacity, conflicts of interest against executors and agents acting under powers of attorney, and other matters involving contested issues in the administration of estates and trusts in the Texas courts. We have successfully represented executors, administrators, trustees, beneficiaries, and heirs in disputes stemming from wills, trusts and fiduciary appointments. The firm also has experience in guardianship matters, from the representation of family members who are seeking guardianship to or opposing the participation in guardianship matters as guardians ad litem or attorneys ad litem.

We can help you navigate complicated situations that arise in disputed matters pertaining to all types of fiduciary relationships, including the following:
  • Executors and Administrators
  • Corporate and Individual Trustees
  • Guardians and Conservators
  • Individual and Corporate Fiduciaries
  • Beneficiaries
  • Shareholders
  • Partners
  • Members of Limited Liability Companies
  • Family Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies
  • Closely Held Businesses and Subchapter S Companies
  • Public and Private Charities or Charitable Foundations
  • Trusts
  • Officers and Directors
  • Legal counsel and financial advisors

Successes Both In And Out Of The Courtroom

While we take pride in skillfully representing our probate litigation clients in court, we are also mindful of the costs and uncertainty that come with litigation. Therefore, we approach every case practically and collaborate with our clients to ensure we stay true to their goals.