Estate Litigation Attorney in Brewster, NY
Losing a loved one is challenging for the entire family. In many cases, there is a will in place that directs the executor on how assets should be distributed to beneficiaries. Of course, this is a stressful situation and sometimes, it can get to the point where disagreements arise that must be handled in court. If you are facing a matter of estate litigation, it is important to have an experienced legal team to guide you through the process. Whether you are acting as an executor or you are a beneficiary, you need an attorney who can effectively represent your interests. The Law Offices of Andres D. Gil can provide strong yet compassionate legal representation as you navigate through this emotional time. Contact our office today to learn how we can provide you with assistance.
Estate Litigation Services in New York
The state of New York allows people to contest a will or trust if they have an issue with one of these documents. Whether you are the executor or a beneficiary, legal assistance is important. The Law Offices of Andres D. Gil, PLLC provides quality litigation services to clients as they face issues related to an estate. Some of the many estate litigation services our firm can provide assistance with include the following:
- Contesting wills and trusts
- Disputes regarding how a will should be interpreted
- Right of election for a surviving spouse
- Beneficiary disputes
Why would a will or trust be contested?
As stated above, there are many reasons a testamentary instrument can be contested. When beneficiaries believe a third party has unlawfully motivated the testator to favor one person over another, this could be considered undue influence. Proving undue influence can be quite difficult. A will can be contested if another more recent will is found to exist. If a testamentary document is executed by a person who is believed to lack capacity, it can lead to contested cases. If there is evidence of alterations or forgery, the beneficiaries and those who believe they should have benefited from the will or trust can find themselves litigating the matter. Through a thorough investigation of communications between parties, medical and financial records, and a variety of other evidence, an effective attorney can question or support the validity of testamentary documents.
Contact a Putnam County Estate Litigation Attorney
When you believe that there is an issue with a will or trust you have an interest in, it is important that you have strong legal representation to effectively represent you. The Law Offices of Andres D. Gil, PLLC is proud to serve clients in Putnam County, New York from our office in Brewster when they need compassionate and skilled legal assistance. If you are the executor of an estate that is in the midst of beneficiary disputes, you need a team of attorneys you can trust. Contact The Law Offices of Andres D. Gil, PLLC today to learn how we can assist you in your estate litigation matter.