Estate Litigation

The time following the death of a family member or loved on is always a tumultuous time for all those affected. In addition to the emotional trauma felt by those who knew the deceased, some may find themselves dealing with the distribution of the deceased assets. When a person dies, the sum total of all tangible or intangible property that that person leaves behind is called their “estate.” An “executor” or a “personal representative” of the deceased is indicated in the will. This person oversees the distribution of the deceased’s estate. Estate litigation can become contentious if a claim is filed for the deceased’s estate that the deceased’s personal representative does not agree with. In this case, those involved hire experienced legal professional to help the process go a smoothly as possible and defend their own cases.

There are differences in will interpretation, disagreements regarding a will’s legality, disagreements about executor status, and disagreements about asset division are common disputes that occur in probate litigation. According to the website of the Mokaram Law Firm, these issues can be experienced by anyone and can prove to be extremely problematic for families and loved ones in a time already so filled with emotional stress. Which can only be made worse if your loved one’s death was untimely or wrongful.

While many times the division of material assets is not the first thing on anyone’s mind when a person passes away, it is an issue that needs to be handled as quickly as possible and cannot be ignored by those involved. Because of the many emotions involved in such a process and the complications associated with this process, disputes are very likely. In these cases, it is recommended that those involved pursue legal representation to help the process be a smooth and painless as is possible in such a trying time.

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