Tampa Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney
It is not uncommon for disputes to arise in the wake of a loved one’s death. The likelihood of conflict is heightened when there are long standing feuds within the family, the decedent’s will or trust was modified at a late hour in their life during a serious illness, or anytime legal documents are incomplete, missing, or poorly drafted. Litigation can be a daunting, stressful time in one’s life, particularly after the death of a loved one. This is why working with a competent, thoughtful Tampa estate & trust litigation attorney is vital to your success, whether you are defending a will or trust, or seeking to protect your rights to the assets that your loved one left you. The Strategic Counsel Law Group, L.C. serves Tampa residents caught up in controversies surrounding probate, wills, trusts, breaches of fiduciary duty, and much more.
Our Tampa Estate and Trust Attorneys Are Experienced in All of The Following Matters
Here at the Strategic Counsel Law Group, L.C., our Tampa estate and trust litigation attorneys handle disputes revolving around all will, estate, probate, and trust matters, including the following:
- Will contests
- Probate appeals
- Trust contests
- Breaches in fiduciary duty
- Misappropriation of estate assets
- Self dealing
Probate is the official proving of a will. Almost all wills must pass through probate, unless the estate is very small, and problems can arise during this process. Conflicts can include the following issues:
- Disagreement about the mental competency of the testator
- Suspected undue influence of a beneficiary in the creation of the will
- Claims that a will is incomplete, too informal, or does not have a signature
- Suspected forgery of the will
- Claims that the executor of a will failed to properly execute the estate
In Florida, beneficiaries only have 90 days from the time probate began to contest the will. As such, it is important to take action immediately if you believe that wrongdoing has occurred.
Like a will, a trust can also be challenged. Common reasons for trust litigation often include undue influence, disagreements regarding the mental competency of the deceased, and the legality of the trust itself. Trustee violations are another common reason for litigation. These issues may include self-dealing, excessive compensation, breach of fiduciary duty, violations regarding timely distributions or accounting, and failure to administer the trust in accordance with the requirements laid out in the trust.
Call an Experienced Tampa Estate and Trust Litigation Attorney Today
No one wants the stress and anxiety that comes with will and trust disputes, but in order to protect your assets, it may require working with a litigator. The lawyers at Strategic Counsel Law Group, L.C. have vast experience litigating estate and trust disputes, and are confident in their ability to see your conflict through to a successful resolution. We urge you to take action today by calling 813-286-1700 to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Tampa estate and trust litigation attorneys.