Estate litigation refers to a legal dispute over the administration or distribution of a deceased person's estate. This can include disputes over the validity of a will, the appointment of an executor or administrator, the distribution of assets, or the payment of debts and taxes. Estate litigation can be initiated by beneficiaries, heirs, creditors, or other parties with an interest in the estate. The goal of estate litigation is to resolve disputes and ensure that the deceased person's wishes, as expressed in their will or under state law, are carried out in a fair and equitable manner. Estate litigation can be complex and time-consuming, and it is often advisable to seek the assistance of an experienced attorney to navigate the process.
At Trexler & Zhang LLP, we can represent clients in disputes related to wills, trusts, probate, and administration of estates. We can assist with matters such as contesting a will, challenging the appointment of a personal representative, pursuing or defending against claims of undue influence or lack of capacity, or resolving disputes over the distribution of estate assets. We can also provide advice and support to resolve conflicts through negotiation or alternative dispute resolution methods.