Losing a loved one is a difficult event in life; however, it is one that everyone is expected to cope with. While grieving the death of a loved one can be unexpected and challenging, having to deal with the probate process can make this time more overwhelming and complex.
Whether you were named an administrator or a beneficiary, it is important to understand the process and what role you might have. Additionally, the probate process could bring rise to issues and disagreements. This could lengthen and complicate the process.
Navigating the probate process
At Lange, Quill & Powers, PLC, we understand that most people have not had experience with probate as an administrator or a potential beneficiary in the middle of a dispute. Thus, our law firm uses its experienced attorneys to help individuals and families navigate these new and sometimes confusing issues,
Avoiding and resolving disputes
In some instances, when the probate ball gets rolling, it is a fairly simple and straightforward process. In others, serious issues could surface and could be related to the drafting of the estate plan itself. This could result in a contested will or disputes concerning other aspects of the estate plan.
Whether you are the named executor needing guidance to move forward with the process or are dealing with conflicting documents or disagreements among beneficiaries, it is important to understand your legal options. Our law firm can assist with dispute resolutions through either mediation or litigation.
Will contests, the removal of trustees, issues surrounding executor fees as well as administrator appointment are all issues that could require probate litigation. As such, a legal professional could help you better understand the situation and how best to move forward towards a resolution.