Florida Probate Litigation Resolves the Many Disputes That Can Arise Over a Will
In theory, a Last Will and Testament is written to prevent disputes over the division of property after a decedent’s death. Most people write wills to benefit all heirs and family members, settle tax issues ahead of time, and get the maximum benefit out of all the assets. Unfortunately, even the most carefully thought-out will can be disputed after a person’s death, often by well-meaning family members.
There are a number of reasons a will may be disputed. A family member might claim that a person was not mentally fit to sign a Last Will and Testament. They might assert that someone exercised undue influence over the decedent, causing them to reject a family member or make unequal property distributions. There may also be allegations of fraud, elder abuse, a breach of confidence by a lawyer or fiduciary, or the abuse of power of attorney. Finally, a Last Will and Testament may not have been written, signed, and witnessed according to Florida law.
Whatever the reason, if a will is being challenged, family members and beneficiaries can become enmeshed in a complex emotional and legal web, which can only be solved through court action. It is essential that they have a probate lawyer in who can guide them through this complicated branch of legal practice. The best probate attorneys are not only experts in wills, trusts, and estates, they also have significant experience as trial lawyers.
Christopher Q. Wintter, Fort Lauderdale Probate Litigation Lawyer, Provides Experience and Credentials
If you and your family are embroiled in a dispute over a will, Florida probate attorney Christopher Q. Wintter, Esq. offers experienced, effective probate litigation in South Florida. Of the 93,000 licensed attorneys in the state, Mr. Wintter is one of only 350 who is Board Certified in Wills, Trusts, and Estates. In addition, he is also a practiced and respected trial lawyer, and has been awarded the AV Preeminent Rating with LexisNexis Martindale Hubbell in recognition of his excellent trial techniques and adherence to legal ethics. Along with his staff, he is committed to fair and equitable probate litigation.
Wintter & Associates has experience handling a wide variety of probate issues in South Florida including:
- Contested wills
- Claims of elder abuse
- Claims of undue influence
- Claims of mental incapacity
- Claims of forgery
- Claims of the misuse of power of attorney
- Recovering property stolen from the elderly
- Determining entitlement
- Determining heirs
- Elective share disputes
- Tax disputes
- Creditor disputes
- Charges against personal representatives for breach or misuse of fiduciary duty
For Probation Litigation in Florida, Call Wintter & Associates to Discuss How Our Firm Can Serve You in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, and Hollywood
Wintter & Associates, P.A. provides experience in the specialized area of law that is needed for Florida trust and estate matters. Attorney Christopher Q. Wintter, Esq. and his legal team provide thorough, ethical solutions that will serve you and your family now and into the future. To schedule a consultation, call our office at 954.920.7014 (Broward), 305.948.6788 (Miami-Dade), or 561.470.3448 (Palm Beach). If you would like for us to contact you, fill out our online form, and we will respond promptly.