Estate planning can be challenging for different reasons, but probate disputes can be one of the most difficult estate-related matters for an entire family. Sadly, these disputes have created many hardships for some people and, in some cases, they have even torn families apart. Whether you are setting up an estate plan and want to focus on how you can reduce the probability of a probate dispute, or you are in charge of an estate or a beneficiary who is upset, it is pivotal to handle these issues correctly since so much is at stake.
For some people, probate disputes can be particularly tough to work through after losing a loved one. However, you should not allow your rights to be violated solely because you are worried about upsetting family members. If someone in charge of the estate has breached their fiduciary duties, you may need to take further action. Likewise, you may be accused of failing to abide by your fiduciary duties, regardless of whether these allegations are true or not. Either way, stand up for your legal rights and also try to handle the situation without unnecessary family conflict.
Some probate disputes can be particularly difficult, such as those which involve siblings who have had a rivalry for many years. Our law firm realizes how emotionally charged these disagreements can be. If you are setting up an estate plan, there may be certain details to look into if you wish to reduce the likelihood of a probate dispute.