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Suffolk County Estate & Probate Litigation

Estate Litigation Attorney in Bohemia, NY

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 25 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.

Estate Litigation

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 25 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.

Why choose our firm?

We have an excellent AVVO rating from our many happy clients

We will tirelessly pursue a favorable resolution to your case

We offer aggressive and effective representation

We treat our clients with the compassion, patience, and respect that they deserve

We have more than 20 years of dedicated legal experience

We have the legal knowledge necessary to help you obtain the outcome you desire

We tailor our practice to the representation of your divorce case

What Our Clients Are Saying

I hired Susan to represent me in a divorce matter where I was fighting for custody and to limit my wife's equitable share of our assets. I won custody of our son, kept the marital residence, kept my professional practice, kept my building and paid less than half to my wife. This was after a long-term marriage. She could persuade the court that equitable is not equal and sometimes the man does deserve to win!

‐ Dave

I first must say that I had been represented by two prior attorneys both of whom had simply taken my money and left me nothing to show for it in my custody case. They kept telling me what they were doing for me but I found out they were lying. Susan on the other hand had gotten me temporary custody and support for my children and myself within two months of hiring her. I cannot say enough about her.

‐ Craig

After talking to a few other attorneys, I hired Susan to represent me in my divorce and custody dispute. I was reluctant to go with her because she was the cheapest out of all the other attorneys I met with, but I'm so glad I did. I am 100% positive no one else would have done such a great job with my case as Susan and her staff. Her work is quality, her staff is reliable and her character is honorable. There...

‐ Linda

I had a very difficult case where I had already burned through two attorneys who were unable to get me custody of my children and complete my divorce. Susan was able to rapidly work out an agreement and not let it just malinger on like my previous experiences. She was also considerate of my financial situation unlike all of the other lawyers I had spoken to. I highly recommend her if you want complete and caring service with an in-depth knowledge of...

‐ Joanne


The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. proudly serves clients throughout Suffolk County, New York in their divorce, family law, and estate planning matters. If you require the services of an experienced Suffolk County attorney, schedule a consultation with The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. today.

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