Are You In A Dispute Regarding A Will?

Disputes over wills and estate administration can be acrimonious and tear families apart. If there has been misuse of assets from an estate or undue influence in the creation of a will, however, then litigation becomes a necessary evil.

At the law firm of McHugh & Macri in East Hanover, New Jersey, we have been representing heirs, beneficiaries and executors in probate litigation for 38 years and our experience can often settle the acrimony.

Don McHugh and Vince Macri are two of only 450 attorneys nationwide who are certified in elder law (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation.

Types Of Probate Litigation

The problems that lead to litigation during a probate proceeding usually involve events that happened before the deceased person died. The appointed power of attorney may have improperly handled funds or decided that the deceased wanted him or her to have something "extra." A caretaker of an ill parent may have decided that he or she deserved more because of all the extra work. Someone may have unduly influenced the deceased or the deceased may have been incapacitated when he or she changed an estate plan or will.

When Can A Will Be Contested?

In New Jersey, a will can be contested if it was not properly executed, if the person lacked the legal capacity to create a will or if a caretaker or someone else exerted undue influence on the person to change the will. Time is of the essence if you need to contest a will.

An experienced probate litigator is essential to a successful outcome. Don McHugh and Vince Macri are two of only 450 attorneys nationwide who are certified in elder law (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation.

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