When a loved one passes, you have enough stress without having a probate dispute crop up on you. However, in some cases, even when your loved one has the proper estate documents drafted, including a will and trust, a relative or friend of the decedent may contest the will. You may also be on the other side of the coin - you may be the one contesting a will because of forged signatures, because you think the person may have been incapacitated when he or she signed it, the will or trust wasn't properly executed, or you believe the person signed the will under undue influence.
Additional probate disputes in Dayton, Ohio, may include a contested guardianship, a breach of fiduciary duty, title disputes, business succession disputes, or a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the administrators or executors of the decedent's estate. Regardless of how large or small the decedent's estate - it may even be a modest home or only personal property - StachlerHarmon will help you resolve disputes that concern property, money, family responsibilities and possessions.
A probate dispute may also be brought by a family member. For example, if you believe that the fiduciary or executor is not carrying out your loved one's wishes, if the executor tries to extract money from a vulnerable family member or if you believe that a fiduciary or executor is mishandling the decedent's money.
Another type of dispute may involve living trusts. These are trusts that transfer property and the power to take care of property and a person should that person become incapacitated. If you feel your loved one's affairs are not being handled in accordance with the trust, contact our office.
What StachlerHarmon Can Do For You
Every probate case is different, and every dispute is different. Your case may involve the entire estate or a portion of the estate. It may involve how someone is handling money or how that person is handling the assets of the estate. Our probate dispute attorneys will, with your help, gather the facts of your case so that we can:
- Effectively argue the case in court;
- Settle the matter via alternative dispute resolution; or
- Settle the matter with private negotiations.
Whether your issues are complex or not, we are committed to solving those issues through any of the above-listed methods.
Whether your issues are with a will or a trust and how it was executed, or with the way the executors or administrators are handling the will or trust, we can help resolve your differences. Contact our office for a free phone consultation to discuss any probate matters and concerns you may have regarding your loved one's estate.