Last week this blog discussed will contests and what steps a person in New Jersey must take to contest a will. Will contests are a common type of estate litigation. However, estate litigation can cover a wide variety of issues that people might face when it comes to carrying one out an estate plan after a person’s death.
For example, a person’s heirs could accuse the executor of the deceased’s estate of breaching their fiduciary duty, for example, by stealing estate assets. Another cause of estate litigation is fraudulent real estate transfers. And, not all estate litigation is pursued after a person’s death. There could be disputes over who should be the guardian of an incapacitated person or who should be named the executor of a person’s estate.
The legal team at the law office of J. Jeffrey Press, P.A., is ready to step up and assist clients with their estate litigation needs. Our law firm has represented executors, trustees, heirs and beneficiaries who have a dispute regarding a loved one’s estate. Estate litigation can be very complex and it is a matter that many people do not want to handle alone.
Anyone facing or contemplating estate litigation may want to seek legal help from the get-go. The outcome of their case could affect them for the rest of their lives, so it is important that they understand what their legal options are and how they can protect their rights. Most people are not familiar with New Jersey laws on estate planning, which can be quite complex. Fortunately, professional help is available to those who need assistance on these matters.