A Last Will and Testament outlines how an individual would like their estate to be distributed. Unfortunately, family members sometimes dispute Wills and Trusts and an experienced Estate Dispute Resolution lawyer can help.
If you feel that your loved one’s final wishes are not being honored, or that you have been improperly cut out of a family member’s estate, you may have grounds to challenge the will. Below are some examples of situations where it may be necessary to challenge a Last Will & Testament:
- Your family has owned a large farm in North Carolina for generations. Your father’s will left you part of the family farm, but after he died, you learned that changes were made to the will that cut you out. You know your father never intended that to happen, but your share of the family farm is now in someone else’s hands.
- Your grandparents set up a trust for the benefit of their grandchildren. When you turned 18, you asked about your share of the trust only to find out that someone improperly spent all the money. Even though someone was supposed to have been safeguarding your interest in the trust, there is now nothing left for you.
- Your mother has dementia. You and your siblings wanted to allow her to manage her finances for as long as possible. You learned that someone else had her sign a will that gave that person control of your mother’s home and property. You know she did not understand what occurred; yet all of your mother’s money is now in someone else’s hands.
If you have questions about the process of challenging a will or trust, call the compassionate, dedicated North Carolina Estate Dispute Attorneys at Henson Fuerst right away at 919-781-1107.
At Henson Fuerst, we have over 20 years representing North Carolina families in matters of Wills and Estate Dispute Litigation. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling these complex cases, and we will fight hard to safeguard your family’s property. Call today for a FREE, confidential consultation.
Types of Cases We Handle
At Henson Fuerst, we understand the emotional and financial impact that will and trust disputes can have on your family. After the loss of a family member or loved one, speaking to an attorney may be the last thing on your mind. However, if there are any questions as to whether or not your loved one’s estate is being improperly managed or distributed, you must act quickly to safeguard your family or loved one’s property.
Types of cases we handle include:
- Challenging a Will – If you feel that you have been unfairly cut out of a loved one’s will, were denied the inheritance to which you are entitled, or believe your loved one’s wishes are being ignored, you may be able to challenge or contest a will.
- Trust Disputes – Trusts allow property and assets to be handed down to loved ones and family members. If the contents of a trust were mishandled, mismanaged, or were altered due to coercion or lack of mental capacity, you may have grounds to dispute a Trust.
- Abuse of a Power of Attorney – Power of Attorney privileges allow close friends or family members to make medical or financial decisions on behalf of an elderly or ailing relative. If this power is abused or used for personal gain, it could be grounds for litigation.
Our focus is not only to protect property under a will, trust or power of attorney; it is also to honor and legally apply the final wishes of your loved one. We know that these cases are often deeply personal, involving property or assets that could have been held by your family for generations.
If you were unfairly or unjustly cut out of a will, or if you lost property because a trust was improperly liquidated, the attorneys of Henson Fuerst are here to help.
Henson Fuerst, Experienced Estate Dispute Attorneys
If your family is facing any type of dispute or disagreement over a loved one’s estate, will or trust, call Henson Fuerst today at 919-781-1107 or fill out a free online consultation form.
When you call, you will speak with an experienced Estate Dispute Litigation attorney at Henson Fuerst for FREE. We will review every detail of your case at no cost to you, and answer any questions you have.
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