Probate & Trust Litigation
Did you receive what you expected when your parents died? When your favorite uncle passed on? Were you promised possessions that were not delivered to you? Or has money been withheld from you even though you are entitled to it?
This type of conflict typically occurs when a family member believes that they didn’t inherit from someone who died because of the undue influence exerted by other beneficiaries, or when a family member is a beneficiary and the other family member, charged with the responsibility for distributing the wealth, holds on to it instead. These conflicts usually involve siblings (e.g., brother against brother, brother against sister, sister against sister, and so on.) I have even litigated a case in which one half-sister denied that the other half-sister was a relation (resolved by DNA testing). Litigation is also common when there is a second marriage and children from first marriage begrudge any money or assets going to the surviving second spouse. It has been my experience that if the estate planning documents are drafted correctly and implemented properly, the likelihood of litigation is minimized. Regardless, I am experienced and capable of handling any of these situations on your behalf.
If you find that you are in a situation such as I have described, call me or contact me online. I can help.