Practice Areas

Your family and business are important. If protecting your assets and creating peace of mind is a priority we are here to answer questions and provide answers to address sometimes very complicated situations.

Estate Planning

Your life and legacy are important. Protecting your family and creating peace of mind is as simple as defining who is in control of your estate, who gets your property, and what the rules are. A CORE estate plan should include the following documents: Will, Durable Power of Attorney, Medical Power of Attorney, Living Will, and HIPAA Authorization. We can also assist with advanced planning and taxable estates.

  • Wills
  • Tax Planned Will
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Medical Power of Attorney
  • Living Will
  • Burial Directive
  • HIPPA Authorization
  • Declaration of Guardian (for Minor or Adult)
  • Burial Directive
  • Visitation Directive
  • Trust
  • Tax Planned Trust
  • Living Trust
  • Charitable Trust

After the death of a loved one, a probate proceeding can seem foreign. In fact, you can’t represent yourself in probate court so you need to seek out the assistance of counsel. During this emotional time, the team at The Wright Firm makes sure that each client understands the process and what options are available to them. We routinely handle simple and complex probates, heirship determinations, dependent administrations, fiduciary litigation, will contests, guardianships and assist clients with estate and trust administration (including tax issues). Probate is the public process of retitling probatable assets upon someone’s death.

In Texas you will have to engage a Texas Attorney to assist with this process. Probate can involve original wills, copies of wills, handwritten wills or even no will at all (heirships). The process can be defined by a period of court action and then probate administration. It can be a lengthy and complicated process for the uninitiated. Let us help guide you through this process.

  • Probate with Original Will
  • Probate of Non-self Proved Will
  • Will Annexed Case
  • Probate as Muniment of Title
  • Probate of Copy of a Will
  • Probate of Handwritten Will
  • Probate of Foreign Will
  • Heirship with No Administration
  • Heirship with Administration
  • Court Created Independent Administration
  • Court Created Temporary Administration
  • Small Estate Affidavits
  • Dependent Administration
  • Probate Administration


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Texas Guardianship involves a court proceeding to appoint a Guardian over a person, their estate or both. Generally in a Probate Court or County Court. Guardianships can also lead to setting up management trusts (1301 Trusts). Most think of Guardianships as just involving minors, but Guardianship actions often concern individuals with special needs or disabilities as well as incapacitated seniors. Guardianships can last for a long time, until the protected person ages out, has their rights restored or dies. We can assist with education regarding the guardianship process as well as guiding you through the court system to protect your loved one.

  • Establishing Guardian of the Person & Estate
  • Establishment of 1301
  • Management Trust
  • Appointment of Successor Guardian
  • Transferring Guardianship between Counties or States
  • Modification of Existing Guardianship

Federal and State Tax issues touch and concern life and the law. We can assist with federal estate tax planning, tax planning for businesses, and individual tax planning. We represent individuals and businesses during IRS audits as well as representation through IRS appeals and actions in the US Tax Court.

We can also assist with international tax issues and how they impact your estate and you individually. We routinely assist individuals with gift tax issues, including 709 preparation, estate tax issues, including 706 preparation, and generation-skipping tax issues.

For over 20 years, Paul Wright has practiced tax law. As a Texas Attorney and CPA who holds a Master’s degree in Taxation, Paul’s team can help you with your tax matters, both personal and business-related. Paul is also licensed to practice in the U.S. Tax Court. Tax law has always been at the core of our practice.

  • Business Tax Matters
  • Civil & Criminal Tax Litigation
  • Corporate Taxation Litigation
  • Employment Taxation
  • Estate & Gift Taxation
  • Family Law Taxation
  • Income Tax
  • Individual & Business Tax Compliance
  • Individual Tax & Tax Planning
  • International Tax Matters
  • IRS Controversy
  • IRS Audit & Appeals
  • IRS Litigation
  • State & Local Tax

Estate, Probate & Guardianship Litigation

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Probate and fiduciary litigation involve more than will contests. They involve valuation issues, failure to disclose assets, trust and estate administration issues and abuse of powers of attorney prior to death. You need to fully understand your rights and responsibilities as an executor, trustee and beneficiary. Guardianship litigation can concern who is going to be a protected person’s Guardian, tailoring the powers retained or taken away from the protected person and providing for possession and access of the protected person. This area of litigation can be extremely time consuming and emotional. We are here to help.

Will Construction Issues

Will Contest

Removing Executor & Administrator

Invalid Execution

Lack of Testamentary Capacity

Heirship Dispute

Common Law Spouse Disputes

Ancillary Probate Actions

Demands for Accounting

Breach of Fiduciary Litigation

Removal of Executor

Will Modification & Scrivener’s Error

Fiduciary Litigation 

Trust Litigation

Trust Modification

Trust Reformation

Trust – Scrivener’s Error

Trustee Disputes

Trust Creation

Demands for Accounting

Fiduciary Litigation

Contested Guardianships

Contesting Guardian Appointments

Contesting Rights & Powers Retainer or Terminated

Determining Family Possession & Access of Protected Person

Restoration of Rights

Trust Administration

Once a trust is set up, there are routine administrative duties and transactions that need to be satisfied. We often work with trustees to insure they understand their rights and responsibilities under the trust instrument and the law. Trust administration can involve making distributions to trust beneficiaries, paying valid debts and dealing with federal tax matters. It may even involving seeking judicial modification of trusts, decanting, merger of trusts and other actions.We also help trustees wind-up and terminate trusts.

Interpretation of Trust Instrument

Judicial Modification of Trust Instrument

Decanting, Merger & Division of Trusts

Understanding Rights & Responsibilities as a Trustee

Reviewing Distribution Standards

Determining Debts & Claims of Trusts

Assisting with Trust Tax Matters

Assisting with Trust Accountings

Assist Financial & Tax Advisors


Business Law

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Thinking of starting or ending a for-profit business or a non-profit organization? With over 24 years of experience, Paul Wright and his attorneys can guide you through the legal aspects of your business. We can assist with entity structuring, formation, modification and conversion.

We also handle entity governance and maintenance issues, Business law also involves contract review and creation of business documents such as employment agreements, service agreements, and other business contracts. We also engage in business litigation, including debt collection for businesses and contract disputes.

Corporate notices

Shareholder Issues


Business Formation & Planning

Family Limited Partnerships

Limited Liability Companies


Purchase & Sales of Business

“S” Corporations
Business Law & Contracts

Civil Litigation

Personal Injury

Accidents happen, but you don’t have to suffer. Personal injury actions can involve a wide variety of actions from oil field injuries, auto accidents and catastrophic personal injury, medical drug and device cases, and others. Let us help you evaluate your case, review your damages and get back on track for the life you deserve or to make the victims whole. We represent accident victims across the state of Texas. We also routinely assist executors and even other personal injury firms to open probates related to personal injury actions. If you or a family member has been hurt in an accident call us today for a consultation.If we can’t provide assistance we are happy to make a referral or co-counsel with a speciality firm in the area of injury.

Workplace Injuries

Interference with business contracts

Defamation, Slander, Suits Against the Government

Medical Malpractice

Product Liability

Personal injury law is broad, so if you think you might have a personal injury claim, let us help you clarify claims and damages to create a plan to get you back on track and moving forward.