J. MICHAEL YOUNG
PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF HEIRS AND BENEFICIARIES
I have a passion for protecting the rights of heirs and beneficiaries. Inheritance hijacking and theft is a rapidly growing problem. These days, it is much easier to steal millions with the stroke of a pen than with a weapon.
I do not draft wills or trusts. I do not handle routine probate administrations. My focus is on contested estates, along with the disposition of non-probate assets. If you suspect that your beneficiary rights have been taken or you were denied assets promised to you, legal action should be taken. There is limited time in which to take legal action in these cases and if you fail to do so you could lose your opportunity to get the inheritance you were intended to receive.
Fortunately, the law provides that executors and trustees owe a fiduciary duty, the highest duty under the law. Often all it takes is hiring an attorney to make an appearance to vindicate your rights. Other times, a full courthouse battle is required, With over twenty years of litigation experience, I understand when a fight is necessary and when compromise is best for all parties.
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1994
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2006
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2009
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2011
University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas J.D.
Associate Editor, Houston Law Review
University of Houston, 1993 MBA
University of Texas, Austin, TX, 1989 Finance
National Merit Scholar
TEXAS, AND WELL BEYOND
I represent people from all over the world who are involved in Texas estate proceedings. I handle will contests, trust and fiduciary disputes and other probate and business litigation throughout Texas, including in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Grayson County, Collin County, Dallas County, Fannin County, Cooke County, Hunt County, Lamar County, Tarrant County and Denton County - including the communities of Sherman, Denison, Dallas, Bonham, McKinney, Plano, Denton, Gainesville, Paris and Van Alstyne.
Texas Probate Litigation