In the aftermath of the loss of a loved one, emotions often run high. It is not unusual for disputes to arise among heirs over how their loved one’s assets are being managed. At Gilligan, Gooding, Franjola & Batsel, P.A., in Ocala, Florida, our lawyers are experienced representing all parties in estate and trust litigation, including personal representatives, trustees and beneficiaries. We work hard to ensure the fair and orderly administration of estates and trusts.
Disputes over the administration of estates and trusts come in many forms. Some target the estate plan itself. Our attorneys handle will contests in which allegations have been made that the creator of the will was under undue influence or lacked testamentary capacity. These cases may involve interpretation of the language in the will and other complex matters that we are well-versed in handling. Similar claims may be made about trust documents.
In many cases, it is not the will or the trust itself that is in question, but the way that it is being handled by the executor or trustee. We handle cases involving allegations of mismanagement of estate assets, theft of estate assets or breach of fiduciary duty. If you believe that the person in charge of your loved one’s estate is not acting in the best interest of all the beneficiaries, or if you are the manager of the estate and allegations have been made against you, it is important to resolve the matter as quickly as possible. We can help.