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Sachse Estate Litigation Lawyers

Estate litigation covers a variety of circumstances. Whether you’re the executor of someone’s estate, a beneficiary, a trustee of someone’s trust, or hold some other position regarding the estate of another person, you might need the help of an experienced, knowledgeable estate litigation attorney.

With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Sachse estate litigation lawyers of Staubus and Randall have the extensive knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to handle your estate matter, and we’ll work diligently to help you achieve your goals in the most economical manner possible.

Whatever your needs with regards to your estate or the situation you’re in, you can rely on our award-winning legal professionals to sit with you and carefully explain your rights and options. We are always available to answer your questions and concerns promptly as they arise. We’re proud to share the testimonials our satisfied clients have given us.

Call Staubus and Randall today at 214-691-3411 or reach out through our online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation concerning your matter. We will handle your case with the utmost confidentiality and integrity.

Sachse, Texas

Areas of Practice

A top full-service estate litigation and planning practice, our law firm offers a comprehensive range of services to help you protect yourself, your assets, and your loved ones for the future, and we deliver effective, professional counsel and support to clients who have legal issues involving these and other estate litigation issues:

What Can We Do for You?

You worked hard your whole life to support yourself and your family, and you amassed a collection of valuable assets you want to pass on to your heirs and family members. You also have concerns about your potential health care needs in the future, particularly with regard to lifesaving and/or life-extending treatment when you are incapacitated. You may also have minor children, and you need to make sure that a trusted guardian will take care of them should the unthinkable happen to you while they are still young.

Here at Staubus and Randall, you will receive the personalized advice and counsel you can trust to help you make the tough but important decisions you need to make. You can also rely on us to be right there beside you each step of the way for assistance with any of the following matters:

Estate Planning

Comprehensive estate plans protect your and your assets from any future contingencies. A good estate plan will specify what you want to happen to any of your assets, which can include any of the following:

  • Real estate, your home, and any land you may own
  • Liquid cash and funds you have in your checking and savings accounts
  • Investment and retirement funds
  • Vehicles and other costly items
  • Arts and collectibles
  • Family heirlooms

Furthermore, those who have children under the age of 18 can use a will to establish guardianship for their kids should the parent die before the children reach the age of majority.

As part of your comprehensive estate plan, you may also create powers of attorney, health care directives, and other instruments that will specify your wishes and/or establish a person to make decisions on your behalf when you can no longer think or speak for yourself. These can include any of the following:

  • Whether you want to be resuscitated or receive life-support treatments to save or extend your life
  • Making important and necessary financial decisions on your behalf and/or paying creditors, utility companies, and others out of your accounts when you are no longer able to do so

Along with a will and other instruments, a person can also set up a trust. A trust can offer significant benefits over a will in certain areas. However, they can also be a lot more complex and expensive to set up. Our attorneys can walk you through the process of creating any type of estate planning instrument you need.

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Estate Administration

During the planning of your estate, you will select an executor to handle your estate after your passing. At that time, the executor will be responsible for administering all aspects of the will in accordance with its terms and ultimately close your estate through probate.

Even with the best-designed and comprehensive estate plans, probate takes time, and it can be very frustrating to navigate the process if you are not familiar with the courts, the procedures, and the law.

The lawyers at Staubus and Randall have considerable familiarity with all aspects of the probate process, and we have the skills and resources to help you get through the process as efficiently as possible. Contact us today.

Estate Litigation

You hope everything will work out, and even though you will have to wade through probate and wait, you expect to wrap up all areas of your loved ones’ life and move on with your own. Unfortunately, you could discover a major issue with the will itself or with the person charged with administering your loved one’s estate.

Estate litigation is not uncommon and can result from any of the following issues:

  • Executor misconduct and breach of fiduciary duty, either through incompetence and mistakes or through thievery and fraud
  • Disputes among beneficiaries and heirs
  • Will contests involving undue influence, lack of testamentary capacity, or other valid concerns
  • Claims brought by creditors against the estate

Our lawyers have successfully handled hundreds of estate litigation matters inside and outside the courtroom, and you can count on us to advocate strongly for you when you need us to help protect your rights and the final wishes of your beloved family member. Contact us today.

Work with a Nationally Ranked Estate Planning and Estate Litigation Lawyer in Sachse, Texas

If you live in the Sachse area and wish to establish your final wishes for the future, or if you are the loved one or beneficiary of an estate and you have concerns about the will or the executor involved, you can reach out to the attorneys at Staubus and Randall for help. Our lawyers have the extensive experience you need in all areas of estate planning and litigation, and we have achieved a remarkable rate of success protecting the rights, entitlements, and wishes of our clients.

Call Staubus and Randall at 214-691-3411 or reach out through our website’s online contact form to schedule a free consultation concerning your needs. We’re here to help.

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.

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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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