Freed Grant attorneys handle probate matters when someone passes away without a will or has a trust but failed to fund that trust. When no will exists, state law outlines how assets will be distributed.
When the deceased has left a will with clear instructions on distributing final assets, the heirs typically accept the instructions. But, in some cases, someone contests the will. That leads to litigation. Probate litigation can be very complicated and involves heirs, beneficiaries, executors, and trustees. Our attorneys know how to work through the litigation process to bring the best result to our clients.
Probate litigation can address:
- Disputed trust
- Issues addressing incapacity or undue influence
- Property title disputes
- Reclaiming property alleged to have been taken improperly
- Redress for a claimed breach of fiduciary duty
- Tortious interference with expected inheritance claim
Probate matters can involve the businesses of the deceased. Freed Grant attorneys, being business lawyers, know how to navigate through these contentious and tricky issues.