THREE BIGGEST PROBLEM AREAS I COME ACROSS AS A PROBATE LITIGATOR

A significant portion of my practice deals with family members who believe they were not treated fairly after the passing of a close loved one, such as a mother, father or spouse. Problems generally arise when the decedent failed to do any estate planning, or the estate planning that was done was inadequate or improper. Three of the biggest problem areas that I come across as a probate litigator are:

1. Where the decedent was involved in a long term first and second marriage, or multiple marriages.

2. Where the decedent failed to do any estate planning at all.

3. Where the decedent or someone close to the decedent did their own will and/or trust without the assistance of a truly qualified estate planning attorney. (Or purchased a "will kit.")