Probate is the court process that distributes a person’s property after death. There are many statutory requirements involved in a probate proceeding. If not followed correctly, this could create expenses that substantially decrease the distribution to the heirs.
If you are serving as a personal representative or executor, it is essential to work with an experienced attorney who can guide you through probate laws and the court system. Our attorneys have extensive probate experience and can advise you which type of probate will best suit the estate and expedite the probate process. We also assist out-of-state personal representatives and executors in Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, Oklahoma, Virginia, and Washington D.C.
Some of the most common probate issues to arise include:
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Abuse of power of attorney
- Inheritance Disputes
- Validity of a will or trust
- Testamentary capacity
- Undue Influence
- Common law marriage
Probate, trusts and estate litigation is complex and can upheave a lot of family issues and emotions. As a result, probate and trust administration and disputes are often intertwined with other legal matters in fields such as tax, real estate, corporate law, and insurance. As a multi-discipline firm, our probate litigation and estate dispute lawyers work with our real estate, corporate, tax and insurance lawyers across the aisle to give our clients the best full spectrum representation.
Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig probate litigation attorneys effectively represent administrators, executors, and trustees in every aspect of fiduciary issues, trusts administration disputes, and the settlement of complex estates and trusts. We represent both trustees and trust beneficiaries relating to their interests in estates and trusts.
Our attorneys have been litigating contested probate and will contests for decades across the United States, and has additional special experience with connections to many foreign law firms and resources that other firms may not. Contact us to learn how we can help you.