Estate Planning

Rest at Ease With Probate Litigation

Whatever may be the reason for which you need to initiate probate litigation, you can rest assured that the attorneys at Sadeghi and Associates can protect your interests.

You could be contesting the clauses in the last will and testament of a parent, guardian, or relative or raising questions on who is fit to be the right guardian for a family member who is no longer capable of making her own decisions. You might also want to file for probate litigation for the management of the substantial estate of loved one who has recently passed. We can also help you with issues involving the creation and management of any trust of which you are a beneficiary.

Contact us today to ensure your estate is sufficiently covered against litigating circumstances which could arise.

Litigation Experts

Avoid Will Disputes and Protect Your Inheritance

Disputes over the will of a loved one, parent, or guardian can necessitate probate litigation.

You might choose to request court intervention in various situations such as when a particular child or all the children have been excluded from the will, or if one child has been given preference over the others. Very often, when one child has been acting as the caretaker of a parent before his or her demise, that child may receive special preference over the others.

Probate litigation can also be requested if the deceased parent has married multiple times in his lifetime and there are issues regarding the division of his estate. If you think that the designated executor of the will is incompetent or is taking too long to comply with the clauses in the will, you can request the court to look into the matter and protect your inheritance.

Happy Families Need Probate Mediation

To make sure that your family accepts your will and any possible probate litigation progresses smoothly, you can draw up a will with the detailed instructions about how to manage the different elements of your estate. Choose a qualified attorney who can write the clauses of the will with the appropriate language so that there is no ambiguity anywhere. You must also assign the execution of the will to an independent person who has no personal connection with any of the beneficiaries. This attorney must be competent to act fairly and without bias. You might also want to communicate with your family members about the directions the will contains so that there are no surprises later and they come to respect your wishes. If you decide to assign co-ownership of your assets or bank accounts to another person, use the correct channels so that the person does not automatically become owner of your assets on your passing.

Your Estate is in Good Hands

As a smart estate owner, you must take the necessary steps to ensure that in the event of your passing, your estate is well looked after and the necessity of probate litigation does not arise. The attorneys at Sadeghi and Associates can help you take the essential steps to ensure that family disputes are avoided.

Here’s how:

  • By working with an expert attorney, you can create a living will that clearly identifies the person who is entrusted with the task of making financial and health care decisions in case you are incapacitated or become mentally unstable.
  • By creating a revocable trust, you can set up an independent entity that holds the titles to your property with a qualified trustee who can manage your estate on your passing.

By Filing for Probate Litigation, You Request the Court to Intervene in the Execution of a Will

The American Bar Association advises you that you can seek probate litigation for various reasons. Engage the services of an expert attorney who can help you with the procedures to follow.

You can seek probate litigation for any of these causes:

  • To contest a Last Will and Testament if you suspect that the document is not valid. For instance, you think that the deceased drew up the will under duress or was not in the right frame of mind.
  • To work out the guardianship of a person who has become mentally incapacitated and does not have a power of attorney.
  • To sort out the succession of assets in case the deceased has left behind two families, one present and the other from a previous marriage.
  • To request the court to manage the distribution of an estate. This probate litigation may be requested in case of special circumstances like, for example, the will being challenged or incurring taxes.
  • To request the court to intervene in the management of a trust
  • For any other unusual situations that existing state laws do not govern