Several claims can be brought against an estate that may not be obvious to the general public, including will challenges, dependent support claims, and spousal election claims. You may need advice from an estate litigation lawyer. This website contains pages describing the most common claims.
Probate and Trustee Support
Probate means obtaining proof from the court that one or more people are the proper executors or trustees of an estate. A probate lawyer can help greatly with this process. An executor or trustee may need advice from a lawyer even after they obtain probate or learn that probate is not necessary.
Estate Disputes and Litigation
Several claims can be brought against an estate, including will challenges, dependent support claims, and spousal election claims. You may need advice from an estate litigation lawyer. This website contains pages describing the most common claims.
Probate and Trustee Support
Probate means obtaining proof from the court that one or more people are the proper executors or trustees of an estate. A probate lawyer can help greatly with this process. An executor or trustee may still need advice from a lawyer even after they obtain probate or learn that probate is not necessary.
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You need an estate lawyer when:
- You need to prove the validity of a will by obtaining probate.
- You want to go beyond what a will provides. You are not always stuck with what a will gives you, especially if you were married to the deceased person or in a common law relationship with the deceased. Learn more on this website under the Types of Cases heading, in particular the Spousal Election and Dependant Support Claim sections;
- An estate trustee refuses to provide you with your inheritance, information, or documents;
- A bank account was held jointly between a deceased person and their adult child;
- An estate trustee fails to act in the best interests of beneficiaries and creditors; or
- You want to prove that a will is invalid.
As several strict and short time limits apply to estate litigation, you should call Katzman Estate Law today if you have concerns. We want to hear what you have to say and will never charge you for an initial phone call. An estate litigation lawyer or probate lawyer can provide you with much-needed context for your issue.
Beyond simply meeting time limits, we assertively push matters forward towards their conclusions. For representation that will bring movement to your file, call Katzman Estate Law.
A will does not always determine what someone inherits from the estate, especially if the will is not fair to a spouse or dependent. If the following information is relevant to you, please call us for advice:
As estate matters can be full of pitfalls, it is important to know whether you or your children have a strong case before you bring a dispute. On the other hand, you may miss your chance to protect your inheritance if you do not act quickly.
For these reasons, it is important to receive good legal advice as soon as possible. Certainly, if you have been provided with a copy of a will and have concerns about what it says, or if a trustee refuses to provide you with a copy of the will within a reasonable period of time, you should call us.
Eric Katzman is an experienced probate and estate litigation lawyer at Katzman Estate Law. Unlike most other estate lawyers, Eric is willing to take estate litigation cases on contingency. The contingency fee will be a percentage of what is won for a beneficiary or dependent. Hourly rate options are also available.
No-obligation, confidential phone calls with Eric are completely free.
Call 1.844.602.4242 for more information. Eric prides himself on being able to get to the heart of a legal issue within only a few minutes of conversation.