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Estate Litigation Lawyer Serving Frisco

Estate Litigation Lawyer Serving Frisco

Estate litigation is a legal action to settle disputes related to the distribution of assets, interpretation of wills and trusts, and other matters related to estate planning. At Staubus and Randall, we specialize in estate litigation and are committed to helping our clients protect their assets and ensure their estate plans are carried out according to their wishes. Our attorneys are dedicated solely to probate and estate planning, allowing us to bring a formidable collection of specific skills and resources to each case.

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    Understanding Estate Litigation

    Estate litigation is a legal process that can arise when there is a dispute over the distribution of assets or the management of trusts, wills, or other estate-related matters. These disputes can occur for many reasons, including challenges to the validity of a will or trust, claims of undue influence, or disagreements between beneficiaries. In some cases, disputes can also arise due to allegations of elder financial abuse or breach of fiduciary duty.

    At Staubus and Randall, we understand the complex and sensitive nature of estate litigation matters. Our team of highly skilled attorneys has extensive experience handling a wide range of estate disputes, including those involving contested wills, trust litigation, and guardianship matters. We are committed to providing personalized attention to each client and working closely with them to develop a customized legal strategy that aligns with their specific goals.

    Here are some of the most common types of estate litigation:

    Contested Wills

    Contested wills are one of the most common types of estate litigation. When a loved one passes away, disputes can arise over the validity of their will. This can happen when family members or other interested parties believe that the will was signed under duress, that the deceased lacked the capacity to sign the will, or that the will was tampered with in some way. Our attorneys are well-versed in the complex legal requirements surrounding wills and are dedicated to providing effective legal representation in contested will cases.

    Trust Litigation

    Trusts are legal entities created to manage assets to benefit one or more beneficiaries. Disputes can arise when beneficiaries or other interested parties feel that the trustee is not acting in their best interests, is mismanaging assets, or is violating the terms of the trust. Our team of experienced attorneys has extensive knowledge of trust law and is dedicated to providing effective representation in trust litigation matters.

    Guardianship Matters

    Matters can arise when there is a guardianship dispute over the care of a minor or an incapacitated adult. These disputes can involve disagreements over who should be appointed as the guardian or whether the appointed guardian is acting in the best interests of the ward. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling guardianship matters and are committed to providing compassionate legal representation to our clients.

    Our Approach to Estate Litigation

    At Staubus and Randall, our approach to estate litigation is client-focused, and we prioritize our clients’ goals and interests throughout the litigation process. We understand that disputes related to wills, trusts, and other estate planning matters can be emotionally and financially draining, and we strive to provide our clients with the guidance and support they need to navigate these difficult situations.

    Our attorneys begin by conducting a thorough evaluation of your case, which includes a comprehensive review of all relevant facts, documents, and evidence. We take the time to understand the unique circumstances of your dispute, as well as your desired outcome so that we can develop a strategy that aligns with your goals.

    Based on our analysis of your case, we may recommend pursuing litigation or alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation or arbitration. We recognize that every case is unique and may require a tailored approach, and we work closely with our clients to determine the best course of action.

    If litigation is necessary, our attorneys have the experience and skills to represent you in court, including trials, appeals, and settlement negotiations. We have successfully litigated a wide range of estate disputes, including will contests, trust disputes, breach of fiduciary duty claims, and guardianship disputes.

    In all aspects of our estate litigation services, our attorneys remain committed to advocating for our clients’ rights and interests. We strive to provide our clients with the highest level of legal representation while also providing compassionate support throughout the litigation process.

    Why Choose Staubus and Randall for Your Estate Litigation Needs?

    Estate Litigation Lawyer Serving FriscoAt Staubus and Randall, we have over 100 combined years of legal expertise in probate, litigation, and estate planning. We are dedicated solely to probate and estate planning, which allows us to bring a formidable collection of specific skills and resources to each case. Our attorneys are highly experienced litigators and estate planners, and we do not have young inexperienced attorneys learning on your dollar.

    Our firm has earned an AV rating, the highest legal rating available from the prominent law firm rating service Martindale Hubbell. This rating reflects the highest level of professional excellence and ethical standards and our commitment to providing our clients with exceptional legal representation.

    Contact Us Today

    If you are facing a dispute related to estate planning, contact Staubus and Randall today. Our team of experienced attorneys is here to help you protect your assets and ensure your estate plan is carried out according to your wishes. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and determine the best action. Let us help you navigate the complexities of estate litigation and achieve a successful outcome.

    When you work with Staubus and Randall, you can be confident that you are receiving the highest level of legal representation available. Our team of attorneys has the knowledge, experience, and resources to help you navigate the complex world of estate litigation. We understand that ¸estate litigation can be emotional and stressful, and we are here to guide and support you throughout the process.

    Our attorneys are dedicated to providing personalized attention and strategic solutions tailored to your specific needs. For help with your estate planning and litigation needs, contact Staubus and Randall today at 214-691-3411.

    The Firm

    The attorneys at Staubus and Randall have over 100 years of combined experience in estate planning, probate, and litigation. We have the knowledge and skills to tackle complex legal issues, such as guardianships, will contests, fiduciary litigation, and trust litigation. We can also handle routine matters, such as estate administration, probating wills, heirship determinations, and other probate court matters.

    Staubus and Randall received a preeminent AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating possible from a peer-rated legal service. This rating recognizes our hard work, dedication, and the case results we’re able to achieve.

    Staubus & Randall Team

    What Our Clients Say

    "I recently had the occasion to hire Mr. Staubus for a hotly contested Guardianship matter. Mr. Staubus brought a rare combination of effectiveness, reasonableness and understanding of the human element involved. Mr. Staubus handled all things in a calm, highly competent, effective and reasonable way. It could not have been as easy as he made it seem. He's a credit to the Bar."

    Jody

    "Before retaining the guidance of the Staubus & Randall firm, I was at my wit's end trying to close an uncle's estate as a co-executor. In addition to dealing with difficult heirs, I had other pressing business issues coming up immediately on estate land in the middle of the Eagleford Shale including dealings with pipeline, seismic, oil & gas, and construction companies. The local bank also refused to give me access to information relating to the estate. This quickly became the most stressful and desperate time in my life...and then I found Joseph Legere who truly became my guardian angel. He was able to get all issues resolved efficiently and the estate fully closed. His professionalism, immense legal knowledge on a wide variety of topics, and amazing communication skills took the burdens off of me and quickly got closure. I am forever indebted to this firm for giving me my life back."

    Martha

    "Without exception, the legal service, professional attitude, prompt communication of your firm and your legal knowledge is second to none. I only wish I had an attorney here in Boston that could hold a candle to your experience and expertise. Working with you has been a pleasure, but even more, has made me believe that there are knowledgeable attorneys that do care about doing a good job. Thank you Keith! You may not truly understand how much of an impact you are having on peoples lives, but for me, you have helped change my life. As I begin making my dreams come true I can't help but remember none of this would be possible without you."

    Joann

    "Keith Staubus and Julie Blankenship and their team represented me in a jury trial in the probate court where the ownership of the business which I had worked hard to build was at stake. They successfully fought to preserve my business and my professional reputation, working masterfully to gain the support of the jury. I would not hesitate to hire them again in any bet-the-company litigation.”

    Karen

    "I have required legal representation twice in my life in two separate will contests. Both times I sought assistance from Keith Staubus and Staubus/Randall. Their service, approach, and determination to obtain results exceeded the other attorneys in each case. Mr. Staubus has always come across as genuine while being direct. He gets the process done in a timely manner with results. I will certainly use him again when and if any new challenges arise.”

    David

    "After my husband's death, I was devastated by having to defend against a vicious dispute over my husband's estate. Julie Blankenship and Keith Staubus made me feel very comfortable in this distressing situation. They were very tough and did an excellent job for me in obtaining a summary judgment in my favor without a full jury trial. I was glad to have them and Diane Walker in my corner to help me achieve an excellent result - I won! If I ever had to go back to probate court, I would hire them again.” - (will and trust construction case)

    Flo

    "If you need intervention for someone you love but don't know where to turn or who to turn to, Julie Blankenship and Keith Staubus helped me through the most difficult and stressful time in my life with a much loved family member. I now believe that good will triumph over evil. They fought for what was right, and good prevailed." (contested guardianship and will contest)

    Janet

    "As a professional money manager, I have used Ryan Randall's estate planning services both personally and for my clients. Ryan has exhibited three critical attributes in his work with me: (1) high intellectual capacity, (2) exceptional thoroughness, and (3) a total commitment to integrity. In today's litigious world, it can be quite costly not to "get things done right.” An added bonus to us was that we found one of the nicest people we could imagine.”

    John

    "I was represented by Keith Staubus as an income beneficiary in a lawsuit with the trustee of a family trust. Utilizing the expertise of a forensic accountant and his own trust expertise, Keith was able to negotiate a judicial modification of the trust providing for the buyout of my income interest for a substantial lump sum payment out of the trust, resulting in a win-win situation for all of the parties. I highly recommend Staubus/Randall for any trust disputes and trust modification actions."

    Kathy

    "I have been a wealth management specialist and retirement plan consultant with the Dallas/Fort Worth financial community for over 20 years. I have engaged Ryan Randall to work with a number of my best clients over the years, including business owners, professionals and families. My clients always appreciate Ryan’s straightforward approach to estate planning, asset protection planning and business succession planning. He makes even the most sophisticated estate planning strategies understandable."

    Larry
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