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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 litigation lawyers.

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