Get the expert advice and representation you need during an estate dispute from a team with over 40 years of experience in Morris County, NJ.
Having a will or an estate plan does not guarantee disputes will not arise once the estate is probated. Beneficiaries of the estate, or other interested parties, may disagree about the terms of the Will or the administration of the estate and choose to bring legal action. At Heymann & Fletcher, Esqs., our experienced attorneys are equipped to handle all types of controversies related to or involving estates, including:
Undue influence or fraud: A presumed beneficiary may be surprised to find that the decedent changed his or her will. In that case, concerns may be raised that the testator may have done so under the pressure of another individual, or that the will itself is fraudulent. Legal action may therefore be necessary to contest the will.
Misappropriated assets or contested accounting: Disputes may arise with respect to the personal representative’s management of estate assets, valuation of property or whether an estate has been properly administered in the best interests of the beneficiaries. Judicial intervention may be necessary to protect a beneficiary’s interests or remove the personal representative from his or her role as executive or administrator.
Testamentary capacity: Questions may arise as to whether a testator had the mental capacity to create or alter a will, which may require beneficiaries or interest parties to contest the administration of the estate in accordance with the terms of the will.
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