When a loved one passes on, it falls to those closest to him or her to handle their affairs and their estate. When someone leaves their last will and testament, it is with the hope that these legal documents will ease the burden of settling the estate for their loved ones. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Estate disputes can and do occur, and are often difficult to negotiate due to the overwhelming emotional stress of the parties involved. If you are in the process of contesting a loved one’s will, know that you are not alone. By hiring a competent estate planning lawyer, you gain an advocate who will use the law to protect your interests and settle your loved one’s estate once and for all. Here are some tips for how to handle contesting a loved one’s will using the legal system.
It is important that your hire an attorney with experience handling will disputes. This is a delicate area of estate law, requiring an attorney to use the legal system to advocate on behalf of a person who is no longer around to give instructions. When disputing a will, have a clear idea of what your desired outcome is, and why you are fighting for it. Finally, you should be prepared to put emotion aside as much as possible and work with your lawyer and the other parties involved to come to a fair resolution.
If you are in the process of contesting a loved one’s will and you would like the assistance of a dedicated estate planning lawyer, then look no further than the law offices of Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli, P.C. Our seasoned team of legal experts is on hand to advocate aggressively on your behalf in and out of court and carry the legal burden during this difficult time. Fill out our contact form to set up your free legal consultation today.