Probate litigation is a legal process that occurs when someone contests or challenges a will or estate plan after a person’s death. Probate litigation can be a complicated and emotional process, which is why it is essential to have an experienced probate lawyer or probate attorney to guide you through the legal process. At The Law Offices of Adele Schneidereit, we can walk you through the process and help you handle affairs. Learn more about the types of probate litigation, and contact us to schedule a consultation — you don’t have to go through probate alone!
A will contest occurs when someone challenges the validity of a will, typically on the grounds of undue influence, fraud, or lack of capacity. A probate attorney can assist in proving the validity of the will.
Breach of Fiduciary Duty
The personal representative or executor of an estate has a legal obligation to act in the best interests of the estate and its beneficiaries. If they breach this duty, a probate lawyer can help hold them accountable.
Disputes Over Assets
Disputes over assets can arise when beneficiaries disagree on how assets should be distributed or if there are questions about the ownership of certain assets. A probate attorney can assist in resolving disputes and determining rightful ownership.
When a person is no longer able to care for themselves, a guardian may be appointed. However, disputes can arise over who should be appointed as the guardian, and a probate lawyer can help resolve these disputes.
Inheritance disputes can occur when there is no will or when the will does not clearly identify the intended beneficiaries. A probate attorney can assist in resolving these disputes and ensuring that assets are distributed fairly.
Contact a Bay Area Probate Lawyer
Probate litigation can be a complicated and emotional process, and it is essential to have an experienced probate lawyer or probate attorney to guide you through the legal process. At The Law Offices of Adele Schneidereit, our inheritance lawyers have the necessary skills to navigate the complex legal system and provide outstanding legal advice. We take the time to understand each client’s needs and provide customized legal solutions that meet those needs. Contact us today for a consultation.