Contesting a Will in Texas

Categories: Contested Probates

Under Texas law, any interested person may contest a Will. While “interested person” is defined as an heir, devisee, spouse, creditor, or any other having a property right in or claim against an estate being administered, cases discussing standing have narrowed those able to contest Wills to persons who have a pecuniary or justiciable interest that will be affected by the probate of the Will. The person wishing to contest a Will has the burden of proving that he or she meets the definition of interested person to have standing to contest probate of a Will.

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