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New Jersey estate litigation: Should I contest a trust?

| Jul 18, 2018 | Estate Litigation |

Trust documents are usually pretty iron clad. That being said, those who disagree with the terms of a trust may question the trust document by contesting it in a New Jersey court. If you wish to pursue estate litigation over a trust, you may need to prepare yourself for a long legal battle.

Why contest a trust? If a trust was created or modified under peculiar circumstances, that may be a reason to contest it. If the grantor was not in the best state of mind when he or she created the trust, that may be a reason to question its validity. If the trustee is not fulfilling his or her duty, that too may be a reason to have a judge weigh in on the situation.

There are many reasons contest a trust. The issue comes in proving your case. This is not always an easy thing to do. To learn more about contesting trusts and other estate litigation matters, please take a moment and visit our firm’s website.

If you believe you have an estate litigation case over trust issues, an experienced attorney may be able to help you make your case. After a careful case review, your legal counsel can offer guidance and — if deemed appropriate — help you fight your case in a New Jersey court. As previously stated, such issues are not settled overnight. Estate litigation, for any reason, can take awhile, but the time and effort put into the matter may be worth it in the end if you are successful at proving your case.