You probably know someone—or maybe you are currently in this situation—who has had to work through problems in a loved one's last will and testament. It can be complicated to wade through the details of the loved one's desires for their property, especially if there seem to be discrepancies or disputes. Everything the person owned or possessed, whether it was material or immaterial, has to be accounted for in some way—a task which is compounded if there are problems with the estate plan. If the will is contested on any level, the issue can potentially be taken to court. When the will goes through probate, it can be contested by someone named in it. The claim must be approved in order for any legal action to take place. An approved claim ushers in the process of estate litigation—a process whereby the will may be challenged.
Estate litigation is not uncommon, and it can be a complex and drawn-out situation. Contesting a legal will and testament is time-consuming because it involves changing a legal document in the absence of the testator. If family members disagree as to how the will should be changed, the situation can become that much more complex. Sometimes it is necessary to hire a mediator—a neutral third party professional who can help the two sides come to a satisfactory agreement. An accountant may also be helpful in making significant financial decisions. Herrig & Vogt, LLP is a divorce law firm that is located in Roseville, California. We have been Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and are also rated by Avvo. In addition, we are associated with Nolo and Lawyer.com.
A Roseville estate lawyer from our firm can assist you in your case—we have nearly years of combined experience! For more information, contact a Roseville estate litigation attorney from our law office to learn more.