Protecting the Rights of Estate Beneficiaries
Resolving Family Disputes over Assets
When there is a dispute over a loved one’s estate, the situation can escalate quickly. Emotions run high in these types of cases and can lead to disruption and conflict within a family. When this happens, it is not uncommon for one or more of the family members to hire an attorney to represent their interests. In some cases, the person named as the executor of the estate may decide to hire an attorney to work with all sides to make sure everyone is satisfied with the outcome. Our legal team is equipped to handle all types of estate-related beneficiary disputes and can help to achieve a peaceful resolution.
Beneficiary Rights and Estate Disputes
In any dispute, the first step is to attempt to open up the lines of communication between the beneficiaries. By creating an environment for open and honest dialog, we can attempt to resolve issues in a timely manner and avoid expensive legal proceedings.
Some disputes revolve around how assets are distributed among the beneficiaries. Other times, the beneficiaries may question the integrity of the executor of the estate. We can take action to compel the executor to fulfill his or her duties or initiate legal proceedings.
Asserting Beneficiary Rights
In the event of an impasse in negotiations or the inability to come to an agreement, more formal action may be taken. We can represent the interests of one or more beneficiaries by pursuing legal action through the probate process. In some cases it is the only option to resolve the dispute.