When an individual passes away, their estate must be administered and closed out. This process is more complex when of the beneficiaries contest the validity of the will or dispute the administration of the estate. While litigating an estate is often a challenging and expensive scenario, in some cases, it’s unavoidable. Securing adequate legal representation from an Arizona estate litigation attorney can help you move through the process as quickly and efficiently as possible.
There are a few situations that can bring rise to the need for estate litigation, including but not limited to:
- When a creditor makes a claim that the deceased individual owed money
- When a beneficiary disputes the validity of the will, e.g. the decedent was not of sound mind when creating or updating the will or trust
- A beneficiary is suspected of unduly influencing the decedent to change a will or trust
- When a decedent has two wills that conflict with each other
- In the event that a trustee is suspected of breaching his or her fiduciary duties
Attorney Stephen W. Follett has assisted numerous individuals and families throughout estate litigation proceedings, and has a unique approach to his cases that will give you the legal edge you need to increase the chances of a positive outcome. Attorney Follett will help you to better understand the situation you are involved in, and can present the legal options available to you in a way that you can understand and act on. He believes in keeping his clients fully informed of everything that is going on with their case, and he is dedicated to providing each client with top notch legal services from the beginning of their case to the final verdict.
If a loved one has passed away and you are facing the possibility of estate litigation, it is critical that you seek legal counsel as soon as possible in order to protect your rights and the wishes of your loved one. Contact Stephen Follett today to discuss your case and to determine what your next step should be.
Our office is conveniently located in Greater-Phoenix to the East Valley cities of Chandler, Gilbert, Sun Lakes, Tempe, Mesa, and Scottsdale in Maricopa County. We also serve Queen Creek, Johnson Ranch, Florence, and Apache Junction in Pinal County.