The time period after a loved one passes away can be difficult for the entire family. Unfortunately, this emotional time may also result in family members realizing that the outcome of the estate was not what they expected. As a result, significant issues may arise that the family must deal with as they grieve for the loss of a loved one. In some cases, the contested legal matter may require the court to step in and resolve the issue. Of course, it is essential that all parties involved in the estate litigation process obtain the representation of an experienced wills, trusts, and estates attorney that can effectively fight on their behalf.

When an unresolved matter related to one’s estate must be litigated, the parties may have to appear with their respective attorneys in the New York Surrogate’s Court. When families are in disagreement about an estate, some of the matters that may have to be addressed include the following:

  • Inheritance rights disputes
  • The right of election for the surviving spouse
  • Accounting disputes
  • Kinship proceedings
  • Contested wills or trusts
  • Fiduciary litigation or removal proceedings
  • Contested issues regarding the interpretation of one’s will

If you need an experienced estate litigation attorney during this difficult time, contact our firm today.

The Lauterbach Law Firm is proud to serve clients throughout Rockland County who are faced with legal matters related to estate planning, real estate, foreclosure defense, landlord-tenant law, business law, and criminal defense. If you require the services of an experienced team of attorneys, contact The Lauterbach Law Firm today to schedule a consultation.