Testamentary Capacity refers to the legal capacity of a person to make a will. If a testator did not have testamentary capacity at the time the will was executed, a court can rule that the will is invalid, which often leads to a different set of people inheriting an estate (or inheriting in different amounts. Learn about the requirements for testamentary capacity in Texas.Read more...
Dianne Lawter has been representing clients in will and trust contests, estate disputes, and contested matters for more than 20 years. She is a recognized author and frequent speaker on these matters.
Jack Lawter has practiced in the area of trusts and estates for nearly 30 years focusing in trusts and estates litigation for almost 28 years
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Our firm is focused on representing clients in matters involving:
- Will Contests, Trust Disputes, and Other Estate and Inheritance Disputes,
- Trustee Mismanagement Disputes and Litigation,
- Executor and Personal Representative Disputes,
- Probate and Estate Administration Disputes,
- Family Limited Partnership Litigation, and
- Contested Guardianships.
We serve clients in Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Fort Worth, El Paso, Victoria, Corpus Christi, Austin, and in other cities and counties in Texas. We generally represent clients in cases where significant assets are in dispute.
We give all our clients the dedicated personal attention they expect and deserve.
We are there for clients at every step of their case, and take the time to explain the legal developments in their case and the strategies that may become available for a favorable result. We take the fate of our clients to heart, and personally care about the outcome of each case.
We have represented clients in many high profile cases, and have litigated and won cases in Texas trial and appellate courts, and in the Texas Supreme Court.