As you know, creating a comprehensive estate plan is a critical part of all of our lives. Doing so helps ensure that our assets are passed down accordingly and that our loved ones are taken care of when we pass away. That being said, estate planning is a complex process, and it often encompasses various documents, such as wills, trusts, guardianships, powers of attorney, and more. All of these documents must be drafted correctly and be valid and enforceable in the eyes of the law. Unfortunately, there are times where an individual passes away and his or her beneficiaries may disagree on certain terms of the will. When this happens, it often initiates the estate litigation process. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Pennsylvania estate litigation attorneys to learn more about how our firm can help you through every step of the legal process ahead.
Why would someone contest a will?
There are various reasons why a beneficiary may contest a will. In many cases, when certain terms of a will are vague or unclear, one beneficiary may believe that they are entitled to certain assets that another beneficiary believes they are entitled to. In other cases, one beneficiary may believe that the decedent’s will was tampered with by fraud, thereby making it invalid. In other situations, one or more beneficiaries will believe that the decent was either bribed or coerced into writing certain provisions into their will that they would not have otherwise. There are even times where beneficiaries may argue that the decedent created his or her will when he or she was mentally incapacitated. Overall, there are various reasons why a beneficiary may believe that a decedent’s will is invalid in some way, and if you find yourself in this situation, our Pennsylvania estate litigation attorneys are here to help resolve the issue.
What additional estate litigations can your firm provide?
Of course, wills are not the only document that may be contested when it comes to estate administration. For this very reason, our firm can assist you through a wide range of additional estate litigation matters, including the following:
- Contesting trusts
- Disputing estate surcharges
- Resolving kinship disputes
- Disputing will interpretations
- Removing certain fiduciaries
- Disputing estate accounts
- Enforcing the rights of a surviving spouse
The bottom line is that if you believe that there are any issues regarding your loved one’s estate, the time to act is now. Our knowledgeable Montgomery County estate litigation attorneys are here to resolve any estate-related issues you may have. All you have to do is give us a call today.
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