Guardianship and Fiduciary Litigation

LighthouseProbate, guardianship and fiduciary litigation is becoming more and more prevalent. Oftentimes, estate and guardianship litigation arises from estate planning documents, including Medical and Durable Powers of Attorney, executed by the decedent or proposed ward (the alleged, incapacitated individual) either late in life or on or about the time the party at issue became incapacitated. While prevalent, each case varies greatly depending on the nature of the estate of the decedent or proposed ward and/or their current medical conditions and care.

Our Expertise

At Dismuke & Waters, P.C., we have counseled and advised our clients through this process many times before. As a result, we can provide each client with the appropriate advice on the most effective approach needed to achieve a client’s goals while minimizing the expense and complexity. Our expertise ranges from intra-family estate planning (i.e. Wills and Trust contests) and guardianship disputes involving large, complicated estates to more simplified disputes regarding the residence and care of the proposed ward.

The firm’s expertise in this area has been recognized by publication of an article written by Christopher L. Carns in the Dallas Bar Association’s professional publication, Headnotes, entitled “Avoiding the Now Ubiquitous Will or Trust Contest”.

We assist clients with probate, guardianship and fiduciary litigation in the Dallas, Fort Worth, and surrounding communities, including but not limited to Frisco, Southlake, and Arlington, as well as representing clients in other Texas counties.