Fort Lauderdale Probate Attorney
Probate and Trust Litigation
Probate and trust litigation cases arise out of disputed property distribution
after a person's death. In some cases, beneficiaries believe that
their love one's last wishes were altered, coerced, or ignored. In
other cases, the executor or distributor of the estate may have damaged
the property, mismanaged it, or even stolen it.
If you are the beneficiary and you need to dispute a probate or trust issue,
contact a Fort Lauderdale probate lawyer at Kelley/Uustal.
Protect Your Inheritance
When your loved one's wishes are not followed, the true heirs and beneficiaries
may not get the full inheritance they are entitled to by law. If this
is happening to you, you have the right to seek legal action. Probate
and trust issues are extremely delicate, as they can involve family relationships,
but you should still act quickly in order to protect your inheritance.
At Kelley/Uustal, our mission is to protect your rights, and ensure that
the wishes of your loved one are carried out.
Common Causes of Trust Disputes
After many years handling these types of cases, the attorneys at Kelley/Uustal
understand that the causes behind most probate and trust dispute cases
are the same. Many probate and trust litigation cases boil down to one
of two causes:
- A predatory relative, friend, or caretaker takes advantage of the dependency
and infirmity of an elderly individual, or
- An individual or entity charged with administering an estate or trust damages
the rights of beneficiaries or heirs.
At Kelley/Uustal, we understand that the family dynamics and other particulars
in each case are unique, and must be handled carefully. When we handle
these cases, we always seek an honest, fair and prompt resolution to a
dispute. If necessary, we also have the experience to litigate probate
and trust disputes in order to preserve and protect our clients' personal
rights, assets, or inheritance.
Trust Our Trial Attorneys
The attorneys at Kelley/Uustal are trial attorneys. Not all probate and
trust dispute cases go to court, but we are prepared to take those measures
when necessary. Many probate attorneys are not experienced trial lawyers,
but the attorneys at Kelley/Uustal have tried numerous cases over several
decades of practicing law. Sometimes, the greatest advantage a probate
or trust claimant has is an attorney who has the ability, willingness
and confidence to bring a case to trial. Kelley/Uustal clients benefit
from our willingness and ability to see cases through at trial.
Trust Litigation on a Contingency Fee
Kelley/Uustal offers the unique advantage of handling probate and trust
litigation cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only pay if we
win your case. Often, beneficiaries who are in the middle of probate and
trust disputes do not have the financial means to pay up-front for an
attorney. Our contingency fees free you up to retain a lawyer and only
pay us if we win your case. Call Kelley/Uustal today to schedule a free
probate or trust consultation with one of our skilled Florida probate
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