Closing out a loved one’s estate, whether in New Jersey or elsewhere, is not always an easy affair. Some individuals may not be happy with how things are being handled and may want to file claims against those believed responsible — such as the executor, trustee or family members. Whether you think something is wrong or you are accused of wrong-doing, legal counsel can help you fight estate litigation claims in or out of court.
There are a number of reasons why estate litigation claims get filed. Some of them include questions regarding the will’s validity, suspicion of undue influence, breach of fiduciary duty, issues surrounding complex assets and improper planning, and various others. No matter the reason, reaching a resolution is possible. How you go about it depends on what each side is willing or unwilling to do.
Ideally, an estate litigation claim would be handled through out-of-court negotiations. This helps keep the matter private and allows for real conversations about the problem, and it can save you time and money. If the issue cannot be settled by trying to talk things out, going to court may be unavoidable. That is okay; it happens. Just know that it matters who you have in your corner if it goes that far.
Whether you want to file estate litigation claims in New Jersey or find yourself in the position of having to fight them, you do not have to do it alone. An experienced attorney may be able to assist you in your fight to keep your loved one’s estate protected. To learn how, please take a moment and visit our firm’s website.