Guardianships And Estate Litigation
Guardianship is often necessary when a vulnerable adult is no longer able to make sound financial decisions on his or her own. At Freedman & Grinshpun, PC, we help families protect their loved ones and preserve assets by guiding them through the appointment process and providing counsel throughout the duration of the guardianship.
We provide assistance to clients on both sides of the equation. For individuals who wish to be appointed guardian, we guide them through the process. We also defend against guardianship actions by state or county agencies or family members.
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Lawyers For Asset Preservation
Preserving assets is an important goal of guardianship. Guardians are bound to uphold their fiduciary duty, which means they must not abuse their position or misuse the ward’s assets. Our role is to ensure that guardians are compliant with the law. By providing effective guidance, we ensure that our clients do not make mistakes that would violate their fiduciary duty. When our clients are accused of breaching their fiduciary duty, we mount a vigorous defense on their behalf.
Plan Ahead To Avoid Guardianship
Often, people who act as guardians realize that they want to avoid guardianship for their own affairs, should they become incapacitated. Durable powers of attorney can eliminate the need for guardianship. By planning for the future, you can ensure that your wishes will be carried out by a person of your choosing, not the court’s.
What Is Estate Litigation?
It is not uncommon for the probate process to take an undesirable turn. Whether an heir disagrees with the distribution of assets or a group of surviving loved ones questions the validity of the will, people soon turn to a legal professional for guidance.
Our firm is prepared to offer representation in a number of areas, including situations involving:
- Contesting the validity of a will
- Mismanagement of funds
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Judicial modification of trusts
- Removal of trustees
- Contested heirship
A will can be contested based on claims of fraud, forgery, duress or lack of testamentary capacity. No matter your situation, call or email a skilled attorney.
Contact Freedman & Grinshpun, PC | For Your Business And Personal Needs
Schedule a consultation with our Philadelphia-area guardianship lawyers by calling 215-708-7390 or completing our convenient online contact form.
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