Turn To An Established Law Firm For Your Probate And Trust Issues
Florida’s large population of seniors and those approaching their golden years make probate and trust litigation an active area of the law. Legal counsel is almost always necessary for creating an estate plan, administering an estate or litigating an estate dispute.
If someone has sued you or you believe that you have a claim regarding probate or a trust, consult the acclaimed law firm of The Law Office of Peter M. Feaman, P.A. Whether you are an executor, a creditor or a named beneficiary in a will, our lawyers’ personalized advice can clarify otherwise complex issues of probate, estate and trust administration and litigation.
Assistance With All Aspects Of Trust Administration And Litigation
For assets held in one or more trusts, a trustee will be responsible for managing those assets according to the structure and terms of the trust. The trustee may or may not be the same person as the personal representative taking the will through probate.
Trusts may face legal challenges from beneficiaries, trustees or others who feel that they have a right to assets held in the trust. The validity of the trust, actions of the trustee and actual value of the assets may be in question. If you have a claim or face a legal challenge, it’s important to have an experienced litigation attorney on your side.
Understanding The Causes Of Probate Litigation
When someone passes on, their assets must be distributed and bills must be paid. Probate ensures that the state disburses the decedent’s assets among creditors and beneficiaries.
Assets may include real estate, bank accounts, stocks and bonds, and personal property. Life insurance benefits generally go to beneficiaries without going through probate. If the decedent has left a will, the probate and estate administration process may be relatively simple. If there is no will, the proper distribution of funds may become more complicated.
Disputes may lead to litigation when:
- Someone contests a will
- Someone accuses the executor of breach of fiduciary duty
- A creditor demands payment on questionable or complex debts
Even when a legal, uncontested will is involved, a lawyer may need to ensure that all funds are properly and legally distributed. When conflicts erupt, knowledgeable representation in litigation is essential.
Why Contact Our Lawyers?
Experience and reputation is important when choosing a law firm. The The Law Office of Peter M. Feaman, P.A., has the trust and confidence of many Boynton Beach and Palm Beach County-area professionals, property owners and family members when they need legal guidance through probate and trust administration and litigation.
Our founding attorney, Peter M. Feaman, has more than 35 years of experience as a litigator. Our other lawyers have similarly strong track records in a variety of legal practice areas, including all types of civil litigation. This background helps us steer clients away from or persist through disputes that sometimes arise during the process of estate and trust administration.
Get In Touch Today
We welcome the opportunity to explain how The Law Office of Peter M. Feaman, P.A., can streamline the processes for you when you are involved in the administration of an estate. Call 561-469-0019 or send an email inquiry to schedule a consultation.