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Fairfax Estate Litigation Lawyer

What is estate litigation?

Estate litigation occurs when someone wants to file a claim against an estate and bring their case to court. Whether you wish to file the claim or you need assistance defending a claim brought against you, a Fairfax estate litigation attorney can help.

With nearly 50 years of collective legal experience, the attorneys at Hale Ball Carlson Baumgartner Murphy, PLC have acquired the detailed knowledge in the law needed to effectively represent their clients. Not only do they want to provide you with a compassionate and personal approach, but the lawyers at the firm can provide you with aggressive legal representation as well.

Reasons for a Dispute

When an individual passes away, their estate typically goes through the court process of probate. Their estate is then administered by an appointed executor specified within a will or representative appointed by the court.

Reasons for a dispute include:

  • An estate planning document is challenged: This means that someone does not agree upon the terms within the estate plan, power of attorney , guardianship or Will. From believing that the decedent was not of sound mind or they were coerced into creating a Will, to believing that the appointed guardian does not have the best interests of the child, an individual can file a claim and bring their case to court.
  • Breach of fiduciary duty: When an Executor or Representative fails to accurately perform their job or they are taking advantage of their power, an individual can create a claim against them and bring it to court. An experienced probate attorney can help you determine whether or not you have a valid case and guide you through the processes involved.

No matter what type of estate litigation case you are dealing with, it is always important to discuss your legal matters with a Fairfax County estate planning lawyer. We can help you create an effective plan of action for your case and guide you in the right direction.

Are you involved in estate litigation?

If you wish to challenge an estate planning document or establish that a breach of fiduciary duty occurred, now is the time to speak with one of our seasoned attorneys. Not only can we identify whether you have a valid case or not, but we can assist you with creating an effective plan of action. Our attorneys can also help you defend a claim that was brought against you. Let us guide you through the important legal processed involved and help you file a proper claim.

Contact Hale Ball Carlson Baumgartner Murphy, PLC to begin your estate litigation case today!