When a loved one passes away, it is completely understandable that you would want to get through the estate administration process as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, that does not always happen. Disputes arise and estate litigation becomes necessary. If you are facing estate litigation in New Jersey, how you handle the issue and who you have on your side matters.
Estate litigation happens for a number of reasons. Creditors file claims, family members come out of the woodwork seeking a piece of the pie, claims of undue influence arise and will validity is questioned — among other things. When concerns about an estate are brought up, the court has a duty to investigate before an estate can be administered. This can drag out the closing of an estate for months or even years. No one wants that.
Whether you are the person questioning the estate or the individual assigned to administer the estate, when disputes arise, you may not know exactly where to turn for help or how to appropriately approach the situation. Thankfully, you do not have to go through this alone. You have the right to have legal counsel assist you through litigation. To learn how an attorney can be of assistance to you when dealing with an estate dispute, please visit our firm’s website.
Estate litigation can get ugly. Fighting things out if you are unfamiliar with New Jersey probate laws can be a nightmare. You can help yourself and protect your loved one’s estate by seeking guidance on how to resolve the issue from an attorney who has estate litigation experience — not all do.