Pasadena Estate Dispute Negotiation Lawyers Are Here to Help
Even the most well-written will or estate plan could potentially be challenged when someone dies. Or perhaps a loved one has passed on, and you know the will has been drafted incorrectly. When this happens, whether you or someone else has challenged a will, it can be extremely important to have a knowledgeable lawyer on your side to resolve any conflicts. Don’t go it alone during this already trying time of your life as you mourn the loss of a loved one. Contact Barilari & Williams law firm at (626) 590-7286.
What Is Estate Dispute Negotiation?
Estate dispute occurs when someone contests some aspect of a will or testament or any part of an estate plan. It is possible that the will may be accused of being fraudulent or drafted incorrectly or that improper actions were taken by the representative or executor of the will. When an estate is challenged, this can cause a great deal of stress and even hard feelings. If you have a trusted attorney on your side, you can rest assured that your case will be handled swiftly and carefully. Make an appointment with us today to help resolve your estate dispute.
Why Would an Estate Dispute Be Needed?
There are many potential reasons why a will and testament may be disputed. The following are some possible scenarios:
Issues with the Testator
The testator, or the person whose will it is, must sign the will. If this did not occur, the will might not be valid. The will may also be challenged if the testator was acting under duress, was coerced, or is believed to have been incapacitated at the time of drafting or signing the will.
Problems with the Witnesses
If there were not enough witnesses, if the witnesses were not 18 or older, or if the witnesses were not aware that the testator was signing a will, the will may not be valid. This would be cause for contesting the will.
Any suspicion of forgery may result in a will becoming void. Your estate dispute attorney can work with you to discover whether there was forgery involved in an estate plan or help prove there was no forgery if such is the case.
What happens if I Don’t Have a Lawyer in My Estate Dispute Case?
Without a legal representative on your side, your estate dispute could last longer and be more difficult to resolve. You are much more likely to have a favorable outcome if you have an attorney who knows the details of working with estate disputes. Resolving an estate dispute quickly can save you money and heartache, as well as preserve family relationships that otherwise might have been damaged by a lengthy legal battle. Let us help you in your estate dispute case by contacting our Pasadena office right away at (626) 590-7286.
When Should I Contest a Will?
In California, there is a limited period of time in which to challenge a last will and testament, so you will want to file your contest of the will right away. But you also don’t want the legal proceedings to last too long because this could drain your financial resources and be extremely stressful. Contact us for an appointment to discuss your estate dispute without delay so you can find the best resolution for you.
Our seasoned legal team is ready and waiting to help you navigate the difficult and emotional process of settling an estate dispute. We can minimize the length of time your case takes to resolve, which could save you money as well as the emotional pain of dealing with the contesting of a loved one’s will. We will be on your side to make sure the outcome is favorable for you. Call us right away to schedule a consultation for your estate dispute case in our Pasadena offices at (626) 590-7286.