Probate Litigation

Bitter court fights often erupt over the money and property of someone who has passed away. For example, did an elderly loved one make unusual last minute changes to his or her will, leaving out the expected beneficiaries and giving everything to someone he or she only recently met? Was fraud or undue influence used to take advantage of an elderly testator? Did a decedent make promises to leave property to someone and not follow through? Is the Executor of an estate truly acting only to preserve and protect it for eventual distribution, or milking it by making questionable, self-serving expenditures? Probate litigation is often characterized as a “family feud,” but although emotions can run very high, your claims must be carefully and professionally investigated, prepared and presented. You need an aggressive, seasoned advocate to fight for your interests in these difficult court battles.