Estate Litigation / Wills Variation
Often family members feel unfairly treated when dealing with the family estate. There can be many reasons for this, whether it be misunderstandings and family conflict, or fraudulent actions by an outside party or predatory marriages. Fortunately, the Will may not be the final word. Wills can be contested or varied.
There are a wide range of issues when dealing with estate litigation. They include:
- Capacity issues
- Undue influence
- Suspicious circumstances in the drafting of Wills or Trusts
- Depletion of assets
- Predatory marriages
- Compensation for care
- Providing for dependents
Estate litigation can be a very emotional process. Going to court against a family member is always difficult. We strive to achieve reasonable settlements through alternate avenues of dispute resolution. If necessary though, we are prepared to fight to achieve fair results for our clients.