Protecting Your Interests In Will Contests
After the loss of a family member or other loved one, no one wants to be fighting over the nuances of a will or dealing with possible breach of duty accusations against an estate administrator. However, when inheritance disputes or other problems arise in the administration of an estate, it is important to protect your rights and resolve the conflicts as efficiently and effectively as possible.
At Freedman & Grinshpun, PC, we have a wealth of experience handling all types of estate planning, estate administration and probate matters, including protecting beneficiary rights and defending estate administrators and executors against legal claims. Our attorneys work hard to find simple, efficient resolutions to our clients’ legal disputes, and we fight aggressively in court only when all other reasonable options have been ineffective.
Types Of Will Contests
- Validity of the will: If the person making the will (the testator) lacked capacity to make a will, it is no longer considered valid. If the testator was coerced or intimidated to write any provisions of the will, or if the testator was mentally unable to make sound decisions, the will would be invalid.
- Disputes over will term: If a will itself is considered valid, disputes can arise regarding the actual meaning of the will’s various provisions. In some cases, the language itself is confusing or unclear, and other cases involve legal discrepancies regarding the will’s provisions.
- Probate litigation: Our lawyers also handle a range of probate disputes, including breach of fiduciary duty and related claims.
Whether you are an executor, an estate administrator or a potential beneficiary, our lawyers can represent your interests. We take a strategic approach to finding solutions through negotiation and mediation whenever possible, and if your case needs to go to litigation, we will fight for your interests in the courtroom.