Estate Litigation Attorney New York
Dedicated Estate Litigation Lawyer in NJ Defends Clients’ Rights and Interests in Bergen County, Hudson County, Queens County, Long Island, and Throughout North Jersey and NYC
Unfortunately, the death of a family member can trigger significant disputes between other family members over the details of the decedent’s estate. Family members will often fight hard for their rights and for their loved one’s wishes. When you find yourself in the midst of an estate dispute or estate litigation, you need seasoned legal counsel to help you resolve the matter as efficiently as possible while also looking out for your and your loved one’s rights. An estate litigation attorney in New York from Choi Law Firm can provide the legal counsel you are looking for.
Don’t leave the outcome of your case to chance. Get help from an experienced estate litigation law firm that advocates for clients in Bergen County, Hudson County, Queens County, Long Island, and throughout North Jersey and NYC. Reach out to Choi Law Firm for an initial case evaluation to learn more about your legal options.
Choi Law Firm Represents Clients in All Kinds of Estate Disputes
A seasoned estate litigation attorney in New York from Choi Law Firm can help you protect your rights, interests, and obligations when you find yourself in the middle of an estate dispute or litigation involving:
- Will contests – A will contest is an objection to the validity of a will, filed by a purported heir or beneficiary of an estate, which alleges that the will does not reflect the intent of the decedent (because the decedent withdrew the will or made a new will during their lifetime) or that the will was made while the decedent lacked testamentary capacity.
- Estate expenses – Heirs or beneficiaries of an estate may sometimes file litigation to challenge the estate administration expenses incurred by an administrator or executor, including the fees collected by the administrator or executor themselves or estate funds spent to hire attorneys, accountants, financial advisors, or other professionals.
- Administration of the decedent’s estate, including operation of estate assets – Challenges may also be raised against decisions made by the administrator or executor, including with respect to the operation of assets belonging to the estate such as commercial/income property.
- Estate accounting – Beneficiaries or heirs may also lodge objections to an accounting filed by an administrator or executor, arguing that there are errors or discrepancies or alleging that the accounting reflects misconduct by the administrator/executor.
- Challenges to the appointment of an executor/administrator, or petitioning for the replacement of an administrator/executor – Beneficiaries or heirs may also file suit to contest the appointment of an executor appointed by a will or an administrator, or petition to remove an executor or administrator, on grounds that the executor or administrator has a conflict of interest or is otherwise unfit to serve.
- Determination of bequests or inheritances – Beneficiaries/heirs or administrators/executors may file a petition with the court to determine what inheritance a beneficiary or heir is entitled to, especially if the terms of a will are not clear. Beneficiaries/heirs may also file litigation to demand certain pieces of property in an estate that have sentimental or unique value, such as jewelry, art, or antique furniture
- Winding up of the estate – Beneficiaries and heirs who believe that an administrator/executor is taking too long to administer an estate may file suit to force the winding of the estate so that they can receive their inheritances.
Why Choose Us to Represent You in Your Estate Litigation?
When your rights are on the line in estate litigation, you need experienced legal representation to look out for your interests. Let an estate litigation attorney in New York from Choi Law Firm go to work advocating for you in your legal dispute by:
- Thoroughly reviewing the facts and circumstances of your case to evaluate your legal options and prepare a tailored legal strategy to pursue the results you want
- Providing frequent communication and prompt responses to your calls and emails to answer your questions as they come up and to keep you updated on the status of your case
- Negotiating on your behalf to try to resolve the legal dispute without the need for the time and expense of court litigation
- Advocating on your behalf in court for your rights and interests
Contact Our Estate Litigation Law Firm for a Confidential Consultation to Discuss How We Can Help You Through Your Estate Dispute
When you are facing the prospect of estate litigation or have already found yourself in court over an estate dispute, turn to our firm for the seasoned legal advocacy you need. Contact Choi Law Firm today for a case review to discuss how our firm can help you pursue the best possible outcome for you and your interests in your estate litigation matter.
Frequently Asked Questions about Estate Litigation in NY/NJ
A lawyer can help you when you are considering or already in the middle of estate litigation by assisting you with collecting and preserving potentially relevant evidence, responding to requests for information from the opposing party, and also negotiating on your behalf to try to avoid the time and expense of going to court and to trial by resolving the dispute through a settlement. If your case does end up in court or at trial, an estate litigation attorney will have the experience to advocate your interests and try to win a favorable outcome for you.
Estate litigation may be filed at any point during the administration of the estate by any party who asserts a claim to the assets of the estate. This may include an alleged creditor of the decedent, a party who has rendered services to the estate, or a purported beneficiary under the decedent’s will or state intestacy law. Estate litigation might also be filed by the executor or administrator of the estate to obtain a ruling from the court regarding the executor’s/administrator’s obligations, such as how much the executor/administrator can compensate themselves for the services to the estate, or whether they should pay out a claim made on the estate.
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