Representing clients in will contests and estate litigation in Louisville, New Albany, and Jeffersonville
Losing a loved one is difficult enough. But when you feel that his or her last will and testament is not the correct version, suspect your family member was coerced into writing it or believe the executor failed to perform the proper duties, you may be able to contest the will during probate in a process called probate litigation.
With a background representing corporations in commercial litigation, Louisville probate lawyer Bruce Brightwell has the experience and ability to advocate for you and your loved one’s true legacy.
Grounds for probate litigation and inheritance disputes
There are many grounds upon which to contest a will during probate, including:
- Decedent was not of sound mind when signing the will
- Undue influence was exerted when drafting or amending terms of the will
- Will in probate is not most updated version
- Executor breached his or her fiduciary duty
- Claims exist against the estate
In order to file a claim, you must be a beneficiary in the will or a close living relative who might receive an inheritance but was excluded from the will. Bruce can advise you if your claim is valid under Louisville probate litigation law and New Albany probate laws.
How a will contest can affect your family
This is an emotional time for your family. Contesting a will may seem to some as acting out of sorrow or causing trouble for the family. With tact and zeal, Louisville probate litigation lawyer Bruce Brightwell represents your interests effectively, given your present circumstances.
Contact a tactful but aggressive probate litigation attorney in Louisville
For an experienced will contest and probate litigation lawyer in Louisville, call 812-542-0007 or contact Brightwell Elder and Probate Law online and schedule your initial consultation.