probate dispute solicitors are skilled in helping individuals resolve inheritance disputes that may arise during or after a deceased person’s death. They are experienced in resolving disputes through court proceedings, arbitration, mediation, and other resolution techniques, while also ensuring that their client’s legal rights are protected throughout the process.
A number of factors can lead to estate disputes. Non-standard wills that omit spouses, children, or siblings, or leave assets to mistresses increase the likelihood of litigation, as can a poorly executed estate plan. A poorly appointed fiduciary, such as an executor or trustee, can also be the cause of probate litigation. This can occur when they are a poor communicator, are disorganized or untrustworthy, fail to follow instructions, procrastinate, have a weak grasp of finances, or are susceptible to undue influence.
The Role of Probate Dispute Solicitors: Resolving Family Estate Conflicts
Disputes in estate law can be complex and emotionally draining for all parties. Skilled probate litigators can help all parties reach a settlement that is fair and equitable for all. In some cases, however, settlement is not possible and the matter must be resolved through trial.
Hourly fees in a probate litigation case are charged for the attorney’s time and a variety of direct out-of-pocket costs are incurred as well. These include court reporter fees, deposition transcripts, certified copies of official documents, regular copies of other documents, process service, and filing fees. An experienced probate litigation firm will be able to provide clients with an accurate estimate of these expenses.