Handling the affairs of a recently deceased loved one’s estate can be a daunting process for anyone. However, when there is a dispute over certain aspects of the will, things can quickly advance from difficult to impossible. Fortunately, if you engage the services of a competent and experienced litigation lawyer to advocate on your behalf, you can navigate the tricky waters of estate management as painlessly as possible.
In the case of a disputed will, a litigation lawyer may represent the fiduciary of the estate or trust (such as a trustee, executor, independent administrator, etc.) in an attempt to uphold the estate document. They may also represent a beneficiary (someone named in the will to inherit some or all of the decedent’s estate) or an omitted heir (a family member who would receive from the decedent’s estate under intestacy laws). Finally, an attorney can represent a guardian of a person who has been deemed incompetent with regard to their handling of the ward’s affairs.
The contents of a will may be contested for a number of reasons. Perhaps the wording in the will itself is vague, or maybe the circumstances surrounding the creation of the will are suspect. Litigation lawyers have been known to advocate on behalf of clients claiming property or tax disputes where the will of a deceased person comes into play.
If you wish to contest the contents of a will based on what you believe to be misbehavior on the part of a fiduciary, a litigation lawyer can help. By proving the misdeeds of the party responsible for influencing or failing to follow the deceased’s wishes regarding their estate, you can successfully challenge the will is some situations.
If you or someone you know needs help contesting a will, then look to the experienced attorneys at Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli, P.C. Our experienced team of litigation lawyers will guide you through the process of contesting the will, protecting your assets, and coming to an agreement. Fill out our contact form to get in touch with a friendly and knowledgeable member of our team.