Estate Litigation Law Firm in Baldwin County, AL
The goal of a comprehensive estate plan is to put in place a mechanism for what should happen to an estate after the subject of the will passes. Furthermore, an estate plan should do this in a way that avoids conflict and uncertainty during probate. Unfortunately, even the most thorough estate plan is vulnerable to legal issues. When issues arise, it is important to have a law firm ready to protect the rights of the client. Beneficiaries have the right to take legal action when they are concerned that an estate has been compromised and a will or trust is not valid. An executor or administrator may face legal action questioning their fiduciary responsibilities. When these and other matters are on the table, it is important to discuss the situation with an attorney. Stone Crosby, P.C.’s litigation department is ready to fight for your rights. If you believe legal action is necessary, contact Stone Crosby, P.C. to discuss your situation.
Estate litigation services
Whether you are in Baldwin County or elsewhere in Alabama, our firm is ready to represent you in court. Our litigation department is regularly called upon to represent clients in a variety of matters, including:
- Disputes regarding accounting
- Contests of wills and trusts
- Right of election disputes
- Disputes regarding the interpretation of a will
- Fiduciary litigation and removal proceedings
Contesting will and trusts
The most common cause of litigation regarding an estate is the challenge, or contest, of a will or trust. These testamentary documents are often the most important part of an estate plan. When uncertainty as to the validity of these documents is apparent, a beneficiary could be driven to take legal action. Whether legal action is to preserve the integrity of the estate or protect a claim to it, questioning a will or trust deserves the attention of a seasoned litigator. Some of the reasons a person can contest a will or trust include:
- Lack of capacity
- Undue influence
- Invalid execution
- Fraud or forgery
Contact Stone Crosby, P.C.
If you believe that the integrity of an estate has been jeopardized or believe that you were unlawfully cut out, as the party with interest in the estate, you may be entitled to take legal action. If you are acting as an executor or administrator and need legal assistance because of accusations regarding your fiduciary responsibility, our firm is there. To discuss your legal matter with an experienced and forthright litigator, contact Stone Crosby, P.C.