If you feel the deceased was unduly influenced to change their Will for the benefit of someone else, you can dispute the validity of the Will. If you feel an estate trustee has not properly fulfilled their duties, you can dispute their administration of the estate.
Estate law disputes are usually between family members and can be complex and emotional.
While a person is alive, there may be a dispute over their power of attorney’s decisions. You may feel the person appointed as power of attorney is abusing their authority or not acting in accordance with the person’s wishes. After death, there may be a dispute over a Will or the role of the estate trustee. You may feel the Will is not valid as it was made late in life and the deceased did not understand what they were signing. Or you may feel an estate trustee is not carrying out their duties and the estate is being squandered. On the other hand, you may be a diligent estate trustee and feel one of the beneficiaries is harassing you and keeping you from doing your job.
If you feel there is something wrong with powers of attorney, a Will, or the administration of an estate, you likely need timely professional advice. We assist individuals to resolve disputes over Wills, powers of attorney, and the administation of estates. We also assist estate trustees who need to defend themselves against claims.
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