Experiencing the loss of a loved one is always a trying ordeal. The difficulty of such times is only further compounded when legal complications arise regarding wills and accounts.
Fortunately, these issues can be avoided by having a proper will drafted by an experienced probate attorney. The law regarding wills is somewhat archaic and requires specific language in order for the desires of the testator to be legally enforceable. Even if the language appears straightforward and the intent of the deceased seems evident, unless very specific phrases are used, the language of the will may be disregarded, causing some assets to fall to the next living heir, rather than the intended recipient. Our attorneys carefully draft all probate documents to ensure that the true intent of the deceased is carried out.
In the event that a proper will was not drafted, and the intent of the testator becomes the source of conflict, a probate court will make a determination as to how the assets should be divided and devised. As aggressive litigants, our attorneys welcome the chance to argue clients’ cases before the court. In most cases, our skilled and dedicated attorneys can uncover sufficient evidence to elucidate the intent of the will and ensure the proper distribution of assets.
For more information on how we can help with your appeals or mediation and arbitration disputes, contact us today.