One reason that many people decide to create an estate plan is to make things as easy as possible for those who are left behind. While there are multiple ways in which this might be accomplished, leaving clear instructions regarding how one's assets should be divided can be very helpful when loved ones are mourning.
Most often those left behind follow what is laid out in a will but this not always the case.
There are multiple reasons why someone might decide to contest a will. Because of the time, energy and expense tied to the activity, all parties involved in such a case likely want to do everything they can to have the matter resolved in a timely fashion. To do this, the assistance of a lawyer who understands estate litigation cases is vital.
When you seek the assistance of a lawyer regarding such a matter the first thing that needs to be done is to gather information regarding your situation. Depending on what is uncovered, advice regarding the viability of your estate claim will be proffered along with the best method to pursue. If the decision is made to pursue the claim there are multiple ways in which the matter may be resolved including negotiation, mediation and going to trial.
Cases of this nature are usually complex. We understand the complexities surrounding such claims and combine skill with compassion in the service we provide our clients. To learn more about estate litigation please see our website.