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Estate Litigation

In New York  State, when a person  dies, his or her will is generally offered for probate in the Surrogate Court for  the county in which the decedent lived at the time of his or her death. Similarly, trusts can be administered in either Surrogate Court or Supreme Court. Our Trusts  and Estates practice includes a team that handles litigation involving wills  and trusts. On occasion, wills are ambiguous with respect to how the person  who died wanted his or her assets distributed. Other times, there may be  questions about the capacity or ability of the person to make a will because of  physical or mental conditions. There are also times when the will was not  properly witnessed or the person who made the will was being improperly  influenced in deciding how his or her assets were to be distributed by means of  the will.  When these situations arise, litigation may ensue with respect  to the validity of the will. Our firm has experience representing  individuals who are contesting a will, as well as estates where the will is  being challenged.  Further, challenges may be brought against an estate or  trust fiduciary with respect to how the trust or estate is being  administered. Again, we have a team of attorneys that can handle these  types of matters in a competent and prompt manner.

 

Related Practice Areas: Trusts, Wills, Estates & Elder Law, General Litigation