Attorney Trey Wilson - RL Wilson Law

22 May 2009

R L Wilson to Represent Uvalde Rancher in Probate Estate Battle

On May 21, 2009, R L Wilson Law Firm filed an appearance as attorneys for Rochele Hargrave, owner of the 1400 acre Cline Mountain Ranch in Uvalde County, and surviving spouse of Harvey Hargrave. Mr. Hargrave died on March 11, as the result of burn inuuries he sustained when his tractor fell into a fire pit when burning brush on the ranch.

Mr. Hargrave was the founder of H & H Well Service, Inc., and had retired with Rochele to Uvalde and Texas to ranch. His untimely death has set-off of dispute between his grown children -- all of whom work for H & H in Louisiana-- and his surviving wife.

Immediately after Mr. Hargrave's death, the surviving children moved to cut Rochele off from H & H, and began making demands for the return of various items and demanding access to her home on the ranch. One of the surviving children hired an attorney and has filed an application to be the administrator of Mr. Hargrave's Estate. Another has already moved to have the Estate probated in Louisiana, with Louisiana law to apply.

Our firm filed a counter-application in the Uvalde County Court at Law, wherein we seek to have Rochele appointed as Independent Administrator in accordance with the Texas Probate Code. This case will be complex as it implicates coice-of-law provisions, property division, and significant emotion. It is also a sad reminder of the importance of making a will -- especially when significant assets have been accumulated.

Trey Wilson --Named By Scene in SA Magazine As One of San Antonio's Best Real Estate Litigation Attorneys -- September 2008 -- As voted on by peers