Common Reasons for Probate Litigation

When someone dies, the probate process begins. Probate typically involves identifying and inventorying the property of the deceased, appraising the property, paying off debts and taxes, distributing the property according to the will and validating the will — which should be a straightforward matter. However, estate disagreements and disputes can impede probate and ultimately lead to litigation. Common reasons for probate litigation include:

Conflicts among heirs frequently arise when an estate plan has not been created. Whether you need help drafting or reviewing a sound estate plan or with probate litigation, it is in your best interests to consult with a knowledgeable team of estate planning lawyers.

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