Litigation can cover a wide variety of matters. The person who said, “Variety is the spice of life,” probably was not thinking about the law. But the practice of law actually encompasses a wide variety of laws that touch many lives. For example, the term ‘litigation’ actually encompasses many sub-specialties. The following five kinds of lawsuits are common, and our attorneys have successfully represented clients in all of them.
#1. Probate Litigation Cases
Probate is a process that occurs after someone dies. The decedent’s assets are distributed to heirs, either by their Will or by state intestacy laws. Sometimes probate does not proceed smoothly, and one or more parties might take it into court through probate litigation.
Heirs and other interested parties might challenge an estate for several reasons, including:
· The validity of the Will,
· Questions about Testator’s ability to understand the Will’s terms, and
· An executor or trustee’s breach of fiduciary duty.
This kind of lawsuit relates to a person’s estate. However, please note that it’s important to have an attorney with probate litigation experience represent you, not an estate planning attorney.
#2. Business Litigation
This kind of litigation covers a much broader range of issues than probate litigation, although both are complex. Business lawsuits focus on resolving disagreements between companies and other parties, including partners, vendors, clients, and employees.
For example, you might see business lawsuits arise because of:
· breach of contract,
· labor and employment disputes,
· intellectual property issues,
· partnership disagreements, and
· personal injury.
Business litigation attorneys specialize in helping their business clients using in-depth knowledge and experience.
#3. Oil & Gas
Litigation in this specialty might refer to disagreements about leases and royalty payments. Mineral interest cases can be complex and difficult to untangle. When you need to file a lawsuit, an oil & gas litigation lawyer can help you assess your case. Our attorneys have vast experience representing parties on all sides of oil and gas disputes, including owners and operators, mineral interest owners, and service providers.
Construction projects typically involve a large number of people. From owners to vendors to subcontractors, strong disagreements can occur over the project’s scope, execution, and compensation. Cases can range from minor squabbles to multi-million dollar lawsuits. When disputes arise over a construction project, it’s in your best interests to contact a lawyer with construction litigation experience.
#5. Fiduciary Disagreements Turn into Lawsuits
A fiduciary is someone who has been trusted to act on behalf of another person. For examples of fiduciaries, think of trustees, personal representatives of estates, accountants, and corporate directors. When fiduciaries fail to act in the other party’s best interests, the wronged party might have to file a lawsuit to be compensated. Fiduciary litigation might involve determining how the fiduciary failed and how the victim was damaged.
We Represent Clients in Various Kinds of Litigation, Include Those Mentioned Above.
The attorneys at Henke, Williams & Boll assist clients like you with litigation and other matters. But we don’t just help a little. We win cases through aggressive representation using extensive knowledge of the Texas legal system.
Our attorneys have more than 100 combined years of experience practicing law, and our broad range of knowledge enables us to provide practical solutions tailored to the unique needs of our clients. We are a proud law firm with commitment and passion for assisting those in need. Let us help you get the results you deserve.
For a free consultation or phone appointment, call 713-940-4500 or use the convenient contact form located on our website. We represent clients in the Houston area, including Harris County, Montgomery County, Waller County, Fort Bend County, Galveston County, and Brazoria County.