Will Contests

Confident Handling Of Will Contests And Estate Litigation

It happens all too often: Someone passes away and his or her estate planning documents are unclear, were signed in haste or might otherwise be considered procured through fraud.

At Maitland & English Law Firm, PLLC, our attorneys can uphold our clients’ rights and make sure all parties meet their legal responsibilities while we uncover the true intention of existing estate planning documents. We may need to investigate the state that the deceased was in when he or she drafted those documents or determine what/if state laws were violated or not upheld.

Challenges To An Existing Will

Will contests and other estate law disputes are highly emotional conflicts for the people involved. People who have lost a loved one worry that he or she was taken advantage of late in life or that his or her wishes will not be carried out appropriately during probate administration. While many of the objections or challenges to a will come from loved ones, it is true that anyone can bring a will contest case. Our firm is dedicated to representing beneficiaries, heirs, trustees or anyone else who is challenging a will or attempting to defend the estate from the contest. We tailor our approach and our representation to meet our clients’ specific needs and goals.

Resolving Disputes In Probate

Avoiding probate is important, as it often is a costly and lengthy process, but many cases that involve will caveats end up there. Heirs, beneficiaries, estate executors and administrators each have specific goals and responsibilities, and they do not always fall in line with each other. When the will contest ends up in probate court, it is important to have a lawyer on your side who understands the laws that apply to these cases and can accurately advocate for your rights.

Do Not Take On A Will Contest Alone

We never approach any two cases in exactly the same manner; when you work with Maitland & English Law Firm, PLLC, you work with a lawyer who will accommodate your needs and prioritize your goals. Contact us online or by phone at 919-944-4757 to discuss your options for estate law, probate and dispute resolution. We handle cases for clients in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Research Triangle Park and all of the areas surrounding these communities.