When Estate Administration Is Interrupted By Litigation
When litigation brings probate and estate administration to a temporary halt, the delays and costs for both sides of a dispute demonstrate the hazards of estate litigation — a large proportion of an estate can be lost to legal fees and court costs.
Regardless of legal costs, if you are a party in estate litigation, you likely have strong feelings about what is right — and what you believe should happen. If Weber Law Group, PLLC represents you in estate litigation in Utah, you can count on us to skillfully advocate for your position in the dispute. Lawyer Bradley Weber, the founder of our firm, earned recognition as Utah’s Legal Elite: Up & Comers by Utah Business magazine. This is just one example of the solid reputation of Weber Law Group, PLLC and our suitability for any complex litigation matter. We would be honored to evaluate your case.
Examples Of Estate Litigation
Estate litigation may take several forms, including:
- Will contests (or defense against them)
- Breach of fiduciary duty claims against a trustee or executor (personal representative)
- Asset recovery claims by creditors (or defense against them)
In a will contest, a beneficiary or other interested party claims the will should be declared invalid by the court. Reasons may include allegations (1) that the decedent was under undue influence, (2) that the decedent was incompetent or (3) that the will was not legally signed. Weber Law Group, PLLC can represent you in a will contest, whether you are the plaintiff or defendant.
In other forms of estate litigation, creditors or beneficiaries may bring claims or lawsuits alleging that the trustee has acted improperly.