Litigation over the administration of a decedent’s trust or will – like most other kinds of litigation – is usually time consuming, expensive, and stressful for all concerned. Emotions can run high, but clear and rational thinking is indispensable to handling contested probate proceedings. A challenge to a will or trust can take many forms, but it generally comes down to a couple of basic questions: who should have authority over the property involved, and who should receive the assets? The answers to these questions require a nuanced understanding of complex legal standards, experience with litigation generally and probate court processes in particular, as well as expertise in negotiation, often with multiple parties. If you are or may be involved in a will contest, trust dispute, or other contested probate proceeding, you need the first-rate counsel that a Wheeler Upham attorney can provide.
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