Texas Supreme Court Victory

Attorneys from GH&A’s litigation and appellate groups, Angie Olalde and Joe Cavanah, received a final victory for their client from the Texas Supreme Court. The GH&A team, in the Fourteenth Court of Appeals, obtained a favorable ruling that a remainder beneficiary of a trust does not have standing to challenge post-marital agreements made by a trustor, where a personal representative is appointed and administering the estate. The appellate court reversed the trial court’s final judgment after a jury trial, essentially reaffirming the rule that a family member cannot disrupt a trustor’s intent through litigation after their death and, instead, a trustor may decide to give discretion to their trustee about when and whether to sue on behalf of a trust or estate.