Executor Disputes

The duty of the executor is to manage the estate of the deceased. The responsibilities of an executor include ensuring that all liabilities and assets are established and that the distribution is consistent with the rules of intestacy or the will. On the other hand, beneficiaries are primarily interested in ensuring that the executor carries out his role correctly and effectively. Disputes on how the executor disburses property, compensates himself as well as manages an estate can cause contentious litigation and may result in the removal of the executor. The causes of dispute can include poor communication or failure to properly address concerns. It is, therefore, advisable to seek counsel as early as possible, to resolve and possibly stop contentious issues from escalating.

At the law offices of Bingham and Lea, our San Antonio lawyers offer experienced counsel to our esteemed clients based on many years of proven success. We handle Trust and Estate related issues, and take pride in being among the best in this field in San Antonio.

Many executor disputes come down to requests for removal or questions of disbursement of assets. Our qualified legal professionals understand the obligation of executors in all matters. In both defense and plaintiff actions, we provide experienced and personalized representation based on over 20 years of experience.

If you are involved in a dispute with an executor or if you believe an executor should give a clear account on how he manages the estate of the deceased, feel free to contact us. We will advise you on possible solutions. This may involve making application to the court to substitute or remove the existing executor.

On the other hand, if you are an executor and need direction regarding your responsibilities, or counsel on how to protect yourself against the claims of beneficiaries, you need not worry as we will provide you the assistance that you need. Our law firm will always attempt to achieve a settlement out of court whenever possible. This will reduce charges to the state as well as all parties involved. However, if the matter goes to court, our experienced professionals will work to maximize the likelihood of success on your behalf.

We have made appearances before all levels of the courts and have established a strong reputation for working with many different clients in complicated estate litigation and disputes. In addition, we can help facilitate arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution options for clients to devise a personal and customized solution.

You may schedule a consultation with our legal representatives to discuss your dispute. Call us at (210) 224-1819 or complete the contact form on this page to book an appointment or for more information.