Contested Estates

 

CONTESTED ESTATES

In addition to preparing Wills and Powers of Attorney, and handling the normal administration of estates, we also represent clients in disputes over the settlement of estates following the death of a family member. These very sensitive and emotional cases involve contesting wills, transfer of property  between deceased and a family member prior to death, conflicting claims as to certain assets, or actions for accounting and settlement of funds managed by one family member. The firm makes every effort to handle these cases in a way that seeks justice for our clients and reconciliation among family members, if at all possible. These may involve:

  • Will contests
  • Improper transfer of property by an elderly or disabled person
  • Wrongful use of Power of Attorney