If you have a contested estate matter that may require litigation, you need experienced probate attorneys on your side.
During the estate administration process, disputes are likely to occur - especially when insufficient funds are available to pay creditors of an estate. Creditors must assert their claims to the court in a timely manner, or they risk becoming time-barred and ultimately unable to collect. In some situations, it may be necessary to challenge a whole or partial disallowed claim, or the priority for payment of a claim. If a claim has been improperly handled, there may even be a case against the executor of the estate.
Our Services Include
Land Sale Matters
When a property is titled solely in the name of a decedent who does not have a valid will, there may be a need to sell real estate through a probate land sale proceeding. Having an experienced probate attorney on your side during this process is important to ensure your lien interest in the subject property is protected. Our attorneys can file a protective answer in the matter, and provide legal representation throughout the litigation process.
If an unfavorable result is returned that may warrant a challenge, or if a dispute arises that requires a defense, you can count on us to advocate on your behalf. With a unique combination of experience in probate, foreclosure, and bankruptcy, we are your single solution for effective legal representation.
Forced Estate Opening
If an executor refuses to open an estate, you may need a probate attorney to step in and ensure the estate is probated, so assets can be liquidated and your outstanding receivables can be paid. When warranted, we will file the necessary documentation to open the estate to timely file your claim with the appropriate probate court, and when necessary, administer the estate to liquidate any probate assets.
Counterclaim Defense & Appellate Matters
Whether you’ve been served with a counterclaim, are wrongfully being sued, or need to challenge an unfavorable result, you need experienced legal counsel on your side. With significant years of collective court experience, our attorneys will thoroughly review your case and take whatever legal action is deemed necessary to ensure your rights are protected.