The attorneys at The Law Firm of Cheryl Kitton advocate on behalf of New York clients who want to ensure that property and wealth are handled in accordance with the desires and instructions of the deceased. If you suspect that a will is fraudulent or invalid, or that an estate is being mismanaged, you have a right to seek remedy in court. Similarly, estate administrators are entitled to defend themselves against accusations of incompetence or unlawful conduct. We represent beneficiaries and executors in estate litigation, seeking favorable resolutions to disputes.
There are several bases for challenging a will. Whether you are alleging misconduct or accused of it, it is important to understand the legal reasons a will may be challenged:
Many probate disputes stem from suspicions that a particular individual took advantage of the deceased and was included in the will to the detriment of the rightful heirs. While the court looks harshly on elder exploitation, all challenges must be supported by reliable evidence. The lawyers at The Law Firm of Cheryl Kitton will represent your interests in a will contest.
Executors have a fiduciary duty to manage the assets of an estate according to the wishes of the decedent, for the benefit of the beneficiaries. The fiduciary must act in total accordance with the terms of the will so that assets are not lost due to waste, fraud, misallocation or mismanagement. Beneficiaries may challenge alleged misconduct and demand a full account of a fiduciary’s actions. The attorneys at The Law Firm of Cheryl Kitton have experience on both sides of probate controversies.
Probate conflicts can be damaging if they are not managed by experienced and knowledgeable legal counsel. The Law Firm of Cheryl Kitton in Bellmore provides capable representation for beneficiaries and fiduciaries. Call 516-240-2949 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.