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 family members, settle tax issues ahead of time, and get the maximum benefit out of all the assets. Unfortunately, even the most carefully drafted 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 a power of attorney. Finally, a Last Will and Testament may not have been written, signed, and/or witnessed in accordance with 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 resolved through court action. It is essential that they have a probate lawyer who can guide them through this complicated area of the law. The best probate attorneys for these types of cases are not only experts in wills, trusts, and estates, but they also have significant experience as trial lawyers.
Wintter Law Provides Experienced and Credentialed Attorneys that Handle Florida Probate Litigation
If you and your family are embroiled in a dispute over a will, the Florida probate attorneys at Wintter Law offer experienced, effective representation in probate litigation matters throughout Florida. Of the 110,000 licensed attorneys in Florida, Mr. Wintter is one of approximately 340 who is Board Certified in Wills, Trusts, and Estates. In addition, he is also a practiced and experienced 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. All of the attorneys at Wintter Law are committed to providing you with the best legal representation available.
Wintter Law has experience handling a wide variety of probate issues in Florida including:
- Contested wills
- Claims of elder abuse
- Claims of undue influence
- Claims of mental incapacity
- Claims of forgery
- Claims of the misuse of a power of attorney
- Recovering property stolen from the elderly
- Determining entitlement
- Determining heirs
- Elective share disputes
- Tax disputes
- Creditor disputes
- Proceedings against personal representatives for breach of fiduciary duty
For these and any other probate issues, you can count on Wintter Law to provide you with experienced, knowledgeable, and ethical legal representation in Florida probate litigation.
For Probation Litigation in Florida, Call Wintter Law to Discuss How Our Firm Can Serve You in Florida.
Wintter Law provides professionals that have many years of experience in the specialized area of law that is needed for Florida trust and estate matters. The attorneys at Wintter Law provide thorough, ethical solutions that will serve you and your family now and into the future. Schedule a consultation by calling our office at 954-920-7014 or if you would like for us to contact you, please complete our online form.