Probate of Wills


One of the area's top probate law firms

John Hixson has been practicing probate law in Arlington and surrounding communities for more than 30 years. He has successfully handled probate disputes and legal issues for hundreds of local families, relying on a variety of probate experiences that include litigating, mediating, arbitrating and negotiating virtually every aspect of probate law.

Because every estate and every family situation is unique, Mr. Hixson is sensitive to the desires of the testator and his heirs, with the goal of meeting the mandates set forth in each probate situation. Mr. Hixson provides assistance in a compassionate and caring way that helps all parties get through a difficult situation. In addition to representing heirs in a court of law, Mr. Hixson is also equally comfortable and experienced in representing creditors who may have a claim against the estate of the deceased. He is adept at protecting the rights of any creditor or any heir with each case he takes on while still preserving the last wishes of the deceased.

When you need a probate litigation attorney in Arlington

Like it or not, issues regarding the disposition of an estate after someone passes away can sometimes lead to the necessity of legal actions. Probate litigation is governed by a set of statutes, codes, and laws that involve wills and settlements of estates and trusts over a decedent's estate. It involves contests or disputes among heirs that may be affected by some provisions in the will. There are also cases that may involve settling a dispute arising from the mental capacity and the soundness of mind of the testator when they executed the will, whether or not everything was executed in accordance with state laws, and other related issues.

Probate proceedings can be complicated and because emotions tend to run high when settling an estate, all legal issues must be approached in a delicate manner so as to not make relations among family members worse than they may already be. This includes revealing family matters that were previously unknown that may or may not actually affect the asset distribution, but that could impact a family in other ways.

Hiring a probate litigation attorney to settle an estate can be a smart move because they can act as buffers, and will focus legal matters on facts instead of emotions. An experienced lawyer such as John Hixson will also have strategies to employ to keep those emotions in check, minimizing legal stumbling blocks so that probate can be accomplished as quickly and as fairly as possible.

The Hixson Law Firm serves clients in Mansfield, Arlington, Grand Prairie and other nearby Texas communities.

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