To be blunt, if a great deal of money or valuable property is on the line in a deceased’s estate, anything can happen. This is particularly true if there is any reason to question the deceased’s intentions.
If SI Elder Law does not already represent the executor / administrator of a probate case, we can represent other parties who dispute the will or the executor’s handling of the estate.
Those who should be beneficiaries of an estate have rights, and we can work to protect them. We understand what the law prescribes for heirs when no testamentary document exists or when the will or trust does not follow state law, such as a will that neglects a spouse.
We understand the estate planning process
as well as the probate process, so our attorneys know what is important
when determining whether a testamentary document, such as a will or a trust, is genuine. We know how to determine the intent of the author of a will
or trust, and how to persuade a court of our findings.