Probate Litigation, Estates, Trusts & Wills
Our Boca Raton attorneys represent clients who are involved with probate litigation in Florida, which can cover a wide variety of topics, including aging, disability and death. Frequently, probate litigation includes cases involving wills, trusts, estates, joint bank accounts, gifts, and other disputes that can arise when a loved one passes away. If you have an estate, a variety of assets, a property portfolio, bank accounts and gifts, you could be likely to be engaged in probate litigation.
When seeking representation, it is important to know what probate litigation means. Probate law mandates that a probate court will identify the assets of the deceased, decide on the payment of taxes and other incidental expenses, and distribute the property among the legal heirs as mentioned in the deceased’s will.
Probate litigation is one of the most contested areas of law in Florida. With more than 40 years of combined experience, our skilled attorneys work one-on-one with our clients in Boca Raton and throughout Florida to ensure that your rights are fairly represented when identifying and allocating assets in the event of a death.
Essentially, probate litigation is what occurs after a will has been contested, which can happen for a variety of reasons. The most common reasons that a will is contested are:
• Some of the beneficiaries are not given an inventory of the property
• Claims of undue influence
• One of the beneficiaries enjoying the full benefits
• Guardianships and conservatorships
• Beneficiary failing to do his or her fiduciary duties
• Details about the creditors not disclosed
• Dispute over the personal representative
Probate litigation is a complex area of law and can involve difficult matters with loved ones and family members. However, having legal counsel to make sure your interests are best represented can help protect yourself and your properties. It is our job to help you recover the assets that are owed to you, and we will walk you through every step of the process.
Call us today to speak with an attorney about assistance with your probate litigation matters. For more information on what to do if you are involved with probate issues regarding a will, trust or guardianship, please contact us for a free consultation at www.balkanpatterson.com.