Each Watertown probate lawyer at LaFountain & Wollman PC is well-versed and educated in probate law. In addition, we have years of experience handling wills and end-of-life legal issues related to probate law. As a result, we always come highly recommended by our many satisfied clients. So, if you’re currently dealing with a probate law situation, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team of Watertown probate attorneys is always standing by to take your case!
What is Probate Law?
Probate law refers to laws and regulations related to wills and end-of-life legal services. In probate law, the most common types of disputes and proceedings are as follows:
- Will contests including things like undue influence, validity, fraud, testamentary capacity, conflict of interest, and more
- Trust litigation
- Contested conservatorship
- Tax controversies and issues
- Valuation of assets
- Disposition of assets
- Breach of fiduciary duty
What is a Will Dispute?
Before talking about what a will dispute is, we first must define “testament.” According to Investopedia:
“A last will and testament is a legal document that communicates a person’s final wishes pertaining to possessions and dependents.” – Investopedia
Now that you’re aware of the legal definition of a will let’s discuss what constitutes a will dispute. A will dispute pretty much what it sounds like: arguing the validity, influence, and interest of a legally binding will. Generally, a will dispute occurs whenever a beneficiary party member challenges or questions one or more of the provisions contained in the last choice.
What is Probate Litigation?
According to Justia, probate litigation is defined like so:
“Any legal contest that arises due to a person’s death or mental incapacity will be filed in a probate court and can be categorized as probate litigation.” – Justia
But, what does that mean? Well, in laymen’s terms, probate litigation is any contest of the last will that a probate court has approved. To make things a little more clear, some common examples of probate litigation are as follows:
- Will disputes
- Suits regarding the wording and construction of a will
- Trust modification suits
- Suits brought to terminate a trust
- Lawsuits brought against fiduciaries for failing to follow the law
Contact Our Watertown Probate Lawyer Today!
If you or someone you know is experiencing a will dispute, probate litigation, or is involved in a last will and testament in any way, then that person would benefit from hiring our team of Watertown probate attorneys. From handling the details of a will to representing you and your interests in a court of law, we have you covered. So, what are you waiting for? Contact a Watertown probate lawyer from LaFountain & Wollman PC right away! We’re always standing by to take your case.