Suffolk County Estate & Probate Litigation
Representing Long Island Clients Facing Estate Litigation Matters
When a person passes, legal issues can easily arise. Unfortunately, wills, trusts, and other testamentary documents can be executed improperly, leading to court cases based on the validity of the documents. There are many reasons to contest a testamentary document. Undue influence from a third party, forgery, and illegal alterations are just some of the many reasons a beneficiary may need to take legal action. For over 20 years, The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. has represented clients facing disputes over wills, trusts, and other estate planning documents. When experience matter, contact The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. for a consultation.
Contesting testamentary documents
Testamentary documents are contested over many issues. For one, undue influence can be a reason to contest a will or trust. This can be based on the conduct of a third party who causes the testator to favor one person over another. This case is difficult to prove, but can be contested by beneficiaries that would normally inherit some part of the estate. A will can be contested if found to supersede the legality of another. A will can be contested if it is thought to be forged and another is present. Through a comprehensive assessment of communications between interested parties, financial and medical records, and a variety of other evidence, our firm can question the validity of testamentary documents and fight for the futures of our clients.
Taking legal action?
If you are an interested party, including heir or beneficiary, and you question the validity of a testamentary document, you may need to consider taking legal action. You may wish to take legal action to preserve the sanctity of the testator’s wishes. You may also wish to contest a will if you believe that a third party influenced the testator to favor them over you. The only people that can contest a will are “interested parties” and the legal standard is high. You must have overwhelming evidence to support your claim.
Experienced estate litigation attorneys
For over 20 years, The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. has provided quality legal support through estate planning, administration, and litigation matters. When a person needs to contest a will or other testamentary document, it is important to have effective legal support that can protect one’s future. Our firm understands how significant these matters are and will zealously represent your matter. If you need to litigate an estate issue, our firm can help. For a free consultation, contact The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. to discuss your legal options further.