Estate Litigation Lawyers
Disputes and litigation may arise after the death of a loved one or family member. Estate litigation is often complicated by emotional issues among family members, and our loved ones, particularly the elderly, can sometimes fall prey to unscrupulous relatives or third parties.
Many questions can arise after a loved one dies. Perhaps you believe that you were unfairly excluded from a will or are concerned about other family members who may make claims against the estate. Perhaps your loved one was not competent at the time he or she made or changed a will. Did a person with power of attorney truly act in the best interests of the estate’s owner? Did the deceased intend a gift, or was he or she victimized by undue influence? Was the will properly executed?
Examples of estate matters that our litigation attorneys handle include:
- Determining if there is a basis to pursue litigation involving a will contest, competency disputes, issues of undue influence and breach of fiduciary duty
- Discussing the pros and cons of proceeding with a claim, while making every effort to preserve family relationships
- Defending estates, trusts, fiduciaries and beneficiaries against claims