Experienced With All Scenarios Of Estate Litigation
Grief does not always bring people together. Legal disputes often arise when a person passes away. Emotions are high. Old grudges and jealousies surface. Family members may be disappointed about what they stand to inherit.
Over the years, our Las Vegas attorneys have seen every permutation of will contests and estate-related disputes. We address some common scenarios and questions. Of course, every conflict is unique. To discuss the details of your situation, contact Solomon Dwiggins Freer & Steadman to arrange a consultation.
What kinds of estate issues can be litigated?
Disputes may arise over the estate planning documents themselves. For example, if a loved one recently changed their will you may suspect undue influence by someone taking advantage of their diminished mental capacity. (See more about reasons for challenging a will.) Problems may arise during the probate process as well. You might have issues with the way the appointed individual is administering an estate or trust, or have concerns that funds or assets of the estate have been misappropriated.
My parent cut me out of the inheritance. Is there anything I can do?
Possibly. An individual has the right to disinherit anyone (except their spouse or minor children). We would need to review the situation to determine if the estate plan was valid, or if there are grounds to contest the validity of the will and other documents in place. For example, was your parent of sound mind at the time? Were they unduly manipulated by someone else to write you out of the will? Was the will properly executed? This can be a complex proceeding, and we invite you to reach out to us as soon as possible for a confidential consultation to determine your options.
When do I need to decide if I want to challenge an estate?
It is always best to do this as soon as possible if you feel there is something wrong with the will or the way an estate has been distributed. The longer you wait, the more difficult it might be to recover certain assets. In some cases, you may be unable to bring your suit at all if too much time has passed. Time is of the essence in these cases, and when you call, our lawyers can gauge whether we believe we can help you.
Who do you represent in estate litigation?
We represent any interested party in estate and trust disputes. We might represent a beneficiary or excluded heir who wants to challenge an estate. We can represent the estate itself against lawsuits and creditor claims. We have represented estate administrators and trustees accused of breach of fiduciary duty. Our trial lawyers have experience on all sides of these conflicts. We use our experience to develop a plan that will help you protect your legal and financial interests no matter which side of the equation you are on.
Discover How Our Experience Can Help
No matter how complex the situation, our attorneys have the sophisticated knowledge and courtroom experience to answer your questions and capably represent you. To discuss your estate-related situation, schedule a consultation by calling our Las Vegas law firm at 702-997-7714 or 800-671-9908, or use our online form.