Kalamazoo Michigan Probate Litigation Lawyer
Attorneys Serving West Michigan and Southwest Michigan in Probate Litigation
Dealing with the death of a loved one is emotional and stressful. Sorting out the legal and financial issues can be extremely taxing, even in the best of circumstances. Unfortunately, disputes can arise during probate just as they can in any part of life.
Probate litigation can arise over any number of issues, primarily involving the validity of the will or other estate planning documents, their meaning, and their administration by executors, trustees and other fiduciaries.
For example, beneficiaries of a trust may feel that the trustee is not following the terms of the trust documents. Or, they may allege financial mismanagement or breach of fiduciary duty.
In other cases, heirs may discover that more than one will exists, and they may disagree about which should be considered the most final, valid expression of their loved one's intentions. They may suspect that one will is invalid because the deceased person was no longer of sound mind when it was written, or that there was undue influence by someone who would benefit from it.
During this difficult time, it is important to be able to turn to a skilled lawyer who understands Michigan probate law, is familiar with the local court systems, and is focused on promoting your values and interests.
Willis Law is a local law firm serving West Michigan from offices in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Paw Paw. To schedule a consultation about possible probate litigation, call us at 269-216-9585 , 616-827-7049 or call toll free at 1-888-483-4390 or contact us online.
Resolving Disputes Through Probate Litigation, Settlement or Alternatives
Our attorneys are committed to helping clients resolve disputes over wills, guardianships and trusts quickly and as painlessly as possible. We are prepared to investigate your concerns and take the necessary steps to resolve the situation.
Especially in disputes among family members, we often recommend that our clients attempt to reach a resolution through alternative dispute resolution methods. This could include a negotiated settlement, mediation, or arbitration. If probate litigation truly is in our client's best interest, however, we are prepared to protect your interests and fight for your inheritance in court.
You and your family deserve caring, knowledgeable counsel during this difficult time. Willis Law is committed to representing every client ethically and cost-effectively.
If you are considering probate litigation, contact us for a confidential appointment today. An attorney will be happy to discuss your concerns and recommend a strategy for resolving them.
Michael Willis is the contributing author for this content.