A portion of the law firm’s practice consists of contesting wills which have been offered for probate. There are generally two methods to contest the probate of a will. One method is to prove that the person who signed the will – the Decedent – did not have the necessary mental capacity to sign the will. The second method to contest a will is to prove that the will was signed as the result of undue influence over the Decedent at the time the Will was executed. Terry Wood has successfully prosecuted and defended many will contest and estate cases over the state of Texas including contested cases in Brazoria County, Chambers County, Fort Bend County, Hardin County, Harris County, Jefferson County, Kerr County, Kimble County, and Orange County.
Some of Terry Wood’s will contest appellate cases are: