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Estate Planning and Administration: Estate Litigation

 

Our New Jersey Estate Litigation Attorney Represents Family Members and Others in Disputes Involving Probate, Wills and Trusts

When administering a person’s estate in New Jersey, there are several issues that have the potential to lead to litigation. When these issues arise, addressing them promptly can often prevent situations from going from bad to worse. But, in some cases, going to court will be necessary. If you are facing a dispute involving probate or a loved one’s will or trust, a New Jersey estate litigation lawyer at Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A. can help you achieve a favorable result quickly and with as little stress as possible.

We Represent Heirs, Beneficiaries, Personal Representatives, Trustees and Others in Estate Litigation in New Jersey

In our estate litigation practice, we represent family members and others with regard to both enforcing and challenging the terms of wills and trusts. We also represent our clients in probate-related matters such as the removal of personal representatives and the distribution of estate assets under New Jersey’s intestate succession laws. The types of matters we handle include:

Probate Litigation

Probate is the formal judicial process for resolving a person’s final affairs in New Jersey. Disputes can arise in various contexts and at various stages of the probate process. We represent family members and others in litigation involving the distribution of assets, appointment and removal of personal representatives, and other probate matters.

Will Contests

Will contests involve disputes between family members and other interested parties seeking to challenge the enforceability of a decedent’s will. This includes efforts to invalidate wills in their entirety, challenges to particular will provisions, and disputes involving competing versions of a will.

Trust Litigation

Trust litigation frequently centers around the management and distribution of trust assets. We represent beneficiaries, trustees, creditors and other interested parties in disputes involving all types of revocable and irrevocable trusts.

Guardianship Litigation

The guardianship provisions in a person’s will are designed to ensure that his or her minor children will receive the care and upbringing they need and deserve. In litigation involving guardianship provisions, emotions often run high, and care must be taken to ensure that the child’s best interests are protected.

Fiduciary Litigation

Personal representatives and trustees owe various fiduciary duties to the estate and the estate’s beneficiaries. When they fail to meet these duties, the costs can be substantial, and it will often be necessary to hire a New Jersey estate litigation lawyer to seek appropriate legal remedies.

The Skills You Need in a New Jersey Estate Litigation Attorney

When facing an estate-related dispute or the prospect of estate litigation, it is important to make an informed decision about your legal representation. At Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A., we offer:

  • A clear understanding of New Jersey’s estate laws and how they apply to complex disputes
  • The ability to comprehensively investigate claims and help our clients make reasoned decisions
  • Skill in resolving disputes amicably in order to preserve family relationships and mitigate costs
  • Deep experience in estate litigation in New Jersey’s state courts

Schedule a Confidential Initial Consultation at Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A.

If you need to speak with an attorney in New Jersey about an estate-related dispute, we encourage you to get in touch. To schedule a confidential initial consultation with an experienced New Jersey estate litigation attorney at Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A., call us at 877-435-6371 or inquire online today. 

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