The future is uncertain more so than ever. Estate Planning is one way for an individual to take charge of his/her future by documenting financial assets and health care choices while they are able.
When it comes to litigation in terms of probate, it means that there are matters of a will being contested. Probate litigation is not necessarily adversarial, as there may be issues such as vague language that would influence multiple parties that needs to be resolved. Common “contested matters” that are determined by probate courts can include:
- Contesting the validity of a will
- Contesting guardianship
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Termination of trusts
- Reformation and modification of trusts
- Trust and will construction
Many situations can lead to probate litigation, including multiple marriages, not keeping wills and estate plans updated, or simply poor planning. Probate litigation cannot always be avoided, so it is important to have a qualified probate attorney there to help.
We have 13 locations throughout Central Florida and North Central Florida. We are happy to meet you in the location that is most convenient to you. With our Main office in Orlando, we have 12 other offices including Clermont, Cocoa, Daytona, Gainesville, Kissimmee, Leesburg, Melbourne, Ocala, Orange City, St. Cloud, Titusville, and The Villages. Our Attorneys work aggressively to ensure your probate litigation matter is handled with the care you should expect from a firm that has been around for over 40 years.