Know your options when it comes to probate litigation
When Florida residents approach estate planning, usually one of the main goals is to, hopefully, avoid any type of probate litigation at the time of the testator’s death. Unfortunately, not all estate plans play out quite that smoothly. Many different types of issues can lead to probate litigation in Florida.
For instance, any kind of allegations of fraud can lead to legal claims in probate court. If a beneficiary or heir believes, for whatever reason, that the estate plan that has been filed with the court contains inaccuracies due to fraud, it is highly likely that the case will need to be heard on the merits of that claim.
Beyond fraud claims, there may be claims that the estate plan that is being set forward isn’t actually the most accurate, valid will. If a beneficiary or heir believes that another, more accurate and recent will exists, this can be the basis of a claim in probate court.
At our law firm, we understand that litigating issues in the probate court usually isn’t the goal of any of the parties involved. However, when these types of claims arise, it is important to be prepared and to know your legal options. At our law firm, we do our best to help our clients get through will contests and disputes, as well as issues with creditors and executors of the estate. For more information about how our law firm may be able to help with your probate court issues, please visit our website.