Estate litigation often occurs at a time when emotions are already high from the pain of losing a loved one.
Our experienced wills and estates lawyers will help you navigate the estate litigation process with compassion and mindfulness for the circumstances that brought you to our firm.
We understand the pain of losing a loved one and the stresses it can put upon a family unit. The estate litigation lawyers at CDR Law will help to resolve your estate issues efficiently while doing our best to keep your relationships intact. Our lawyers have helped all parties in estate litigation matters including beneficiaries, executors, trustees and loved ones of the deceased.
Our experienced Estate Litigation Lawyers can help you with:
Intestate Succession Act
If your loved one has passed away without a will, their estate will be distributed under the direction of the Intestate Succession Act. Should you feel your rights under this Act are not being observed by the Trustee, contact us.
A will may be invalid for several reasons. It may not have been executed properly, the deceased may not have been competent at the time the will was executed, or the deceased may have been under undue influence from an interested party. If you think this might apply to a will you have an interest in, contact us and we can help you through the process.
A trustee holds the legal rights to distribute assets on behalf of the deceased. Trustees are responsible for acting on behalf of the beneficiary’s best interest, although this doesn’t always happen. If you are concerned with a trustee’s actions, you should seek legal advice right away. Once the trust assets are distributed, your chances of recovery are significantly reduced.
Claims against an Estate
If you have a claim against someone when they die or you believe the deceased owes you money or property, you may have a claim against the deceased’s estate. This is a process that should be taken care of as quickly as possible. Call us immediately so we can preserve your claim.