A will contest can result in a significant delay in the distribution of a loved one’s assets. Also, because the costs of will contest are paid out from the estate, the available funds can be significantly depleted. If you are concerned that a will may be subject to a will contest, contact an experienced probate and estate administration attorney right away.
Help Your Family Deserves for Florida Probate Litigation
When issues arise during the probate of an estate that are tough to resolve, it may be necessary to go through the process of probate litigation. At the law firm of Revis & Blackburn, P.A., our attorneys provide experienced representation for clients and their families in Central Florida.
We can help you protect your rights during will and trust disputes. Learn more about our probate litigation services by talking with a lawyer at a free initial consultation.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Probate Litigation
Q: What is probate?
A: Probate is the process by which a court determines whether or not a will is valid.
Q: How can an attorney assist me in the probate process?
A: Probate laws vary state by state, and the process itself can vary county by county. A knowledgeable and experienced probate attorney understands the nuances in the law and knows how to staunchly advocate for his or her clients. The ways in which a probated will can result in litigation are numerous. An attorney can explain the proper methods of estate administration and can assist in a will contest or other form of probate litigation.
Probate Litigation - An Overview
Estate administration and probate litigation can be time consuming and confusing. A competent and experienced probate and estate administration attorney from Revis & Blackburn, P.A. in Daytona Beach, Florida, can facilitate this often-difficult process in a timely and effective manner. If you need help in the administration of an estate, contact Revis & Blackburn, P.A. today.
When Do I Need A Probate Lawyer?
The probate process is lengthy, requiring strict attention to detail and experience handling multiple legal tasks at once. A knowledgeable probate attorney understands the implications of the interplay between administration, distribution and closure of an estate.
Will Contests: Who May Bring a Claim?
Will contests are one of many forms of probate litigation. The nuances involved can be complex. An experienced probate litigation attorney will be able to walk you through the process and be your advocate.
Probate Litigation: What to Expect and How It Will Happen
The probate litigation process is similar to other civil litigation. A knowledgeable and experienced probate litigation attorney can assist you at every stage of this process. Contact our firm to schedule a consultation with an attorney to discuss whether and how to move forward with your probate litigation claim.
How to Avoid Probate Litigation
While you cannot keep relatives from fighting after your death, there are several tools you can use during your lifetime to help your estate avoid probate.
Probate Litigation Resource Links
Getting Ready for Estate Planning
This site from Purdue University outlines a six-step guide to preparing for estate planning.
Probate Statutes by State
A website listing probate statutes by state provided by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University.
Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?
The University of Minnesota offers advice on estate planning and personal property.
SmartMoney®: Estate Planning
Provides information to consumers on the process of gathering information and documentation for estate planning.
AARP® Estate Planning Guide
This resource, provided by AARP®, includes articles discussing a variety of estate planning matters.