The Karp Law Firm announces the addition of estate litigation to its list of client services. We are providing estate litigation services to those who wish to contest an estate, and to trustees and personal representatives who are defending an estate.
Generally speaking, the grounds for challenging a will or trust are lack of testamentary capacity, duress or undue influence, fraud, and/or failure to comply with execution and other technical formalities.
A lawsuit should always be the last resort when disagreements arise over an estate. Keeping the matter out of the court system will save money, aggravation, and as importantly, may help salvage already-frayed family relationships. Mediation is often an effective alternative to a lawsuit. Attorney Joseph Karp is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator who can help with these issues before they escalate to litigation.
The best way to prevent your own estate plan from being challenged is to create your estate plan with guidance from an experienced and competent estate planning attorney. Call us for your consultation at (561) 625-1100.