Gainesville Will Challenges and Probate Disputes Attorney
Will Challenges and Probate Disputes Lawyer in Gainesville Serving Clients Throughout Florida
Harrison Estate Law, P.A., offers years of experience representing clients in the Florida probate courts. From simple guardianship designations to complicated Will challenges, we provide our clients with a compassionate approach and no-nonsense litigation style. We won’t overly complicate matters with unnecessary drama or emotion. Instead, we focus on providing you with a front-to-back understanding of the legal issues that apply to your family, and your case.
Based in Gainesville, Florida, we offer probate trial services to our neighbors in the surrounding communities, as well as to clients elsewhere in Florida. We offer consultations by phone or video conference, as well as in person. If you are looking for a law firm that can handle all your family’s estate planning and probate needs in and out of court, contact Harrison Estate Law for a complimentary consultation about how our experienced team can help you.
Our Florida Probate Litigation Services
Effective estate planning is designed to make your family’s lives easier, and keep you out of probate court. Unfortunately, things don’t always go according to plan. That’s when a probate trial attorney can step in and protect your family’s finances, and your legacy. When you find yourself questioning whether the person in charge of your loved one’s assets is doing what they would have wanted, we are here to help you review the facts, understand the law, and get the problem solved.
Most Florida probate litigation boils down to two things: (1) disputes over how a family’s assets are handled and (2) protecting beneficiaries’ rights. In guardianship and conservatorship cases, your probate lawyer can also help give your aging or disabled family member the care they deserve while they are still alive.
Most people expect that when a close loved one dies, they will be entitled to a share of the estate. However, sometimes last minute, secretive changes can leave spouses, children, and siblings disinherited. When that happens, a Will challenge can follow the money to see who benefitted from the change and whether that person exerted undue influence on your loved one while they were vulnerable.
Enforcing Trustees’ and Personal Representatives’ Fiduciary Duty
The person named trustee or personal representative over your family member’s estate has a lot of power over their property and how the money is spent. To make sure they make good use of that power, personal representatives and trustees have a “fiduciary duty” to the estate or trust and its beneficiaries. That means they must behave honestly, honorably, and in good faith to execute your loved one’s wishes and handle their affairs. If they don’t live up to those standards, you and your fellow beneficiaries can take them to Florida probate court for a breach of fiduciary duty. You can ask your judge to enforce the rules and bring the fiduciary back in line, or even request that they be replaced.
Contact Our Gainesville Probate Law Office for a Complimentary Consultation
Harrison Estate Law is happy to help you with all your probate court needs, from simple filings to complex litigation. Please contact us online or via email or call 352-559-9828 to schedule a free consultation. If you don’t live close to Gainesville, we are happy to set up a phone or video conference call.