You probably already know that just because you've been named as an heir in your very wealthy relative's Texas estate, it doesn't mean that after he or she dies you can simply show up to the house and collect the items or money left to you. It wouldn't be that simple. Before allowing any distribution of assets, the executor or personal representative of the will must take several steps, including convincing the court of the will's validity. Depending on the circumstances, the process could actually drag on for some time.
If you believe issues exist with the will of a recently deceased loved one, you may want to take action. However, serious legal procedures go along with contesting a will, and, therefore, you may wish to feel confident that moving forward with such action suits your circumstances. Only certain individuals can contest a will and must do so on specific grounds.