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Probate Litigation Lawyers

A New York City Probate Litigation lawyer is there to help you make smart decisions with what will happen to your estate after you pass away. And while no one likes to think of these matters, it’s a reality that we MUST think about these matters if we want our families to have peace of mind after we are gone. If you don’t make a last will and testament or set up trusts for your family, there’s a good chance that it’s the Probate court that will decide where your money and property goes after you die. Don’t let that happen.

Probate litigation situations might come up even after a will is submitted to the court. For example, for a will to be valid, a testator must be “of sound mind.” If family members believe they were not of sound mind at the time the will was made, they may contest the will through Probate litigation, and this is when things become complicated. Other beneficiaries in the will can also claim that there was “undue influence” surrounding some of the things in the will, and this can tie the will up in Probate litigation, making for some very heartbreaking times for families. Only a skilled lawyer can navigate through all of the many complexities during this time. You need, first and foremost, an expert in this area of the law.

Raiser & Kenniff, PC is a law firm that works in all these areas of Probate litigation so that you can deal with the more emotional aspects of losing a loved one. You don’t need to be stressed out day and night all the way through Probate litigation. Once you’ve hired one of our lawyers to work on your side, you can feel more confident going forward that things are going to go your way. It’s your lawyer’s job to fight contentious claims on wills and trusts, not yours. And while you will provide the documentation that your lawyer needs to make sense of things and resolve the issue, the heavy lifting is done by the professionals at Raiser & Kenniff, PC.

Fiduciary issues also sometimes arise. This label is given to the person who has the power to act on behalf of someone who has passed away, and the person named to this position should have certain qualities that will enable them to carry out their duties on the behalf of the deceased. Sometimes this person might not do their job very well and other family members will intervene, seeking to have them removed from their duties and have the court appoint someone else. This is a very common event in Probate litigation as well. Many days in court later, we can get the result that you want, with as little stress as possible caused to you and your family. Anything that results in litigation surrounding a Probate case can be deemed Probate litigation, and it’s our specialty. It’s the area of the law that we chose to focus on because we know just how important these matters are to families.

If you’re just beginning probate litigation or if you’re far into it with no end in sight, we are the people to call for help. You don’t need to suffer alone or try to sort through the mess with just you. And if your current lawyer isn’t doing their job, don’t hesitate to call on us. We can take a Probate litigation case at any stage of the case. There’s no case too big or too small for us to handle. Our dedicated team of lawyers has over 100 combined years of experience in Probate litigation, so we’ve seen it all during our many years practicing as Probate lawyers. Your situation usually isn’t all that unique. It just needs a good lawyer to sort through the facts of the case and fight for the results that you want.

If you’re ready to get started, call on us today. We offer a free 24/7 consultation that will help you determine if we’re the right fit for your particular case. All it takes is a few moments of your time to contact us and get things started. We look forward to helping you resolve your case.

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Thomas A. Kenniff

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