Will Contests

One of the most common areas of fiduciary litigation is the will contest. To have a valid will in Texas, the will must—among other requirements—be signed by an adult who has a certain level of cognitive ability, which is called “testamentary capacity.”

When a will is filed for probate (and even afterward), any person with an interest in the estate may contest the will’s validity. The most common grounds are improper execution, lack of testamentary capacity, undue influence, fraud, duress, and forgery.

We represent parties on both “sides” of will contests, meaning we have represented parties seeking to uphold valid wills and parties seeking to have an invalid will declared as such.