Probate Litigation in West Palm Beach
After the passing of a loved one, it is not uncommon for issues and disputes to arise in regards to that person’s last will and testament. Though there are many causes for these issues, they can all be summed up in the term “probate litigation.” This term refers to the legal process of determining what will happen to the assets of the deceased if the will is questioned for any reason.
There are many reasons why probate litigation may occur. The most common are those such as undue influence, forgery, mental incapability – but there are undoubtedly more. Whatever the case is, if it is decided that probate litigation is necessary, then the beneficiaries or survivors will have to go through the process. There is a lot to know in dealing with litigation, and going about it on your own will prove to be extremely difficult.
Debts, for examples, are something that may or may not be easily handled on your own. If a person dies and leaves behind debt that his/her assets can cover, then there is no need to figure out which debts to pay and so forth. However, if the debts surpass the value of the estate, then it will be best to higher an attorney to figure out what should be done. In addition, state taxes may be imposed on an estate left after a person dies. For this reason, you’re going to want guidance from someone well-versed in the process of determining how to pay the state taxes.
If the person did not plan for probate avoidance, then you’ll be left with the hassle of going through the probate process. This may not be difficult to do if the person owned only small estate, such as an automobile or a home. If the person owned large estates, or business, or had a large amount in savings, then it would be in your best interest to hire an attorney. Going through litigation on your own will be much more difficult when the estate is large or larger than average.
Though it is true that you may be able to handle probate litigation on your own, it is also true that the process will be made easiest and turn most in your favor with the assistance of a knowledgeable and experienced attorney. We understand this, and are thus willing to work hard to help you get all that you, as a beneficiary, should receive.
This time may be very difficult for you and your family, and having to go through the probate litigation process unprepared will only makes a tough time tougher. That is why you should hire an experienced, and knowledgeable attorney to help you get through an arduous time, and get what you deserve.
We at ROY & ASSOCIATES, P.A. are well aware of the challenges that you may be facing should you end up in probate litigation. In the unfortunate case that you do end up in litigation, consult an experienced West Palm Beach litigation attorney to seek advice, guidance, and the best possible options for you and your loved ones.
No one wants to deal with paperwork and legal issues while grieving the loss of a loved one. If it becomes unavoidable, it’s best to have someone on your side helping you get through the litigation process as quickly and intelligently as possible.