Estate litigation involves matters tied to property or debts left behind by someone who has passed away.
The estate litigation attorneys at Romano & Sumner in Sugar Land, TX handle a variety of estate litigation matters, such as:
Read below for a more thorough explanation of these services.
If an executor or administrator of an estate acts improperly, he or she may be subject to removal by the court on its own motion, or on the complaint of any interested person.
Questions To Consider:
The estate litigation attorneys at Romano & Sumner can assist you to remove an executor or an administrator of an estate for embezzling estate assets, force an executor or administrator to file an inventory of estate assets or remove an executor or an administrator of an estate who is guilty of gross misconduct or mismanagement in the performance of his or her duties.
When someone dies, money that is held in a joint tenant with right of survivorship account or a payable on death account passes to the joint tenant or payable on death payee regardless of the terms of the decedent’s will. This outcome is often not one that was intended by the account holder.
Do any of these scenarios sound familiar?
Our dedicated estate litigation lawyers can help you gain justice in such scenarios.
Much like the joint tenant with right of survivorship accounts (JTROS) and payable on death (POD) accounts described above, life insurance and retirement accounts pass to the designated beneficiary rather than according to the terms of the decedent’s last will and testament.
The contest scenarios we see for life insurance and retirement accounts are similar to the ones described in the JTROS and POD section above, with one exception. Beneficiary designations for life insurance and retirement accounts can often be changed online or through the mail without even having to sign a document or see anyone in person.
Do the following circumstances sound similar to yours?
Our Romano & Sumner estate litigation lawyers have experience in challenging life insurance and retirement account beneficiary designations that have been created under fraudulent circumstances. Our team of attorneys will aggressively fight to ensure that you receive the benefits that your loved one intended for you to have.
Divorce is a common occurrence in our society. All too often, recently divorced individuals fail to change their estate planning documents to reflect their new status.
Scenarios we commonly see are:
Fortunately, there are laws that protect against these scenarios. However, those laws can only help you if you properly assert your rights. The estate litigation attorneys at Romano & Sumner are familiar with the legal process to remove an ex-spouse as a beneficiary of a will, life insurance policy or retirement account and can assist you to protect your rights in such situations. If you are looking for aggressive, knowledgeable trial attorneys to fight for your rights in an estate litigation matter, contact the law office of Romano & Sumner today.
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