Wills, trusts and other estate planning instruments should clearly indicate the intent of the deceased. In certain cases, beneficiaries may allege that an estate planning document is unclear, the result of undue influence or even fraudulent. In other cases, beneficiaries may claim the executor or trustee is breaching his or her fiduciary duties in some capacity. When there are disputes about the intent of a will, trust or other document, estate litigation may be necessary.
If you believe that your omission from a family member’s will is the result of duress or undue influence, contact John B. Whalen, Jr. Esq. to discuss your legal options. If it can be demonstrated that the will was not executed with the free will of the decedent, the Surrogate’s Court may provide remedies.
If a family member has passed away, and the time has come to probate a will that seems to be problematic, an experienced Surrogate’s Court attorney can help. If the estate is not being properly handled, I may be able to compel a judicial accounting to remove a fiduciary who is misusing or abusing the powers of the office.
To learn more about how I can help you probate a will, administer the estate of a family member who died without a will (intestate succession), force distribution of assets and payment pursuant to a will, or contest a will, contact me today.
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John B. Whalen, Jr. Esq. has the skills to help you with your legal issues, no matter how complex. Contact me online or call me at 215-253-8127 to schedule a consultation.