When a family member passes away or becomes incapacitated, issues may arise related to property ownership, creditor rights and beneficiaries’ interests. These conflicts can delay the settling of an estate, and add even more hardship to an already difficult situation. If the decedent has a valid New York will or trust in place, often will contests and litigation can be reduced in scope or avoided entirely. However, there is always the chance of some party trying to take advantage of the decedent’s will. If the conflict cannot be resolved among the interested parties, the matter may escalate into an estate litigation lawsuit.
At Kommer Bave & Ollman LLP, we have decades of experience in resolving beneficiary disputes. We have represented clients in will contests, both in support of a propounded will and in other occasions, in objection to it. Our estate litigation team has substantial experience throughout New York State, where the firm enjoys a reputation for compassionate and competent counsel. Many times, we are able to settle disputes without going to trial after taking into account the merits of the positions advanced by all respective parties.
The attorneys at Kommer Bave & Ollman LLP advise clients on the following estate litigation issues including:
- Complex will and trust contests
- Will and trust interpretation
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Lack of mental capacity, fraud, duress and undue influence
- Spousal rights and meretricious relationships
If you are involved in an estate litigation dispute, it is important that you consult with a probate litigation attorney to make sure your interests are protected. Call us at 914-633-7400 or contact our firm to schedule a consultation.