Family could lose estate over guardianship

Posted on September 24th, 2010 No Comments

Doris Preston left her small estate in Denton, Texas to her 52-year old adopted and mentally disabled son, Deartis.  Doris’ siblings took over caring for Deartis, brought him to Bay City to live nearby, and used part of his inheritance to purchase him a house two blocks away.

When Doris’ siblings went to probate court to sort out the details of the estate a Denton County judge told them that Deartis needed a court appointed guardian and lawyer to advocate for him.  The court felt that Deartis needed representation to protect himself in case his family members spent too much of his money.  However, the family argues that the court was out of order pursing the case which has already cost $450,000 on appointed representation.

If you or someone you know is the heir of a small estate and need help settling any probate issues, contact the Houston small estates attorneys of Garg & Associates P.C. at 281-362-2865 to learn more about your rights.

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