Estate Litigation Attorney in Ypsilanti, Michigan
There are few things more difficult in life than coming to terms with the loss of a loved one. Unfortunately, immediately following that loss, families often find themselves with a host of legal issues to contend with, making the grieving process even more challenging. That being said, though standard estate administration issues can be difficult to deal with, oftentimes, family members will realize that certain estate-related documents, such as trusts, wills, and more, have been executed improperly. When this happens, family members who feel they are entitled to receive certain assets can become very angry and hurt, as the estate was not executed according to the decedent’s wishes. If you find yourself in this situation, our seasoned Michigan estate litigation attorneys are ready to put our 30+ years of combined experience to work for you.
We can work alongside you to contest the allegedly invalid testamentary document in question on the basis of illegal alterations, forgery, undue influence from a third party, and more. No matter the circumstances, if you believe that your loved one’s estate has been improperly administered, our firm is here to help. Please continue reading and contact our experienced Washtenaw County estate litigation attorneys today to learn more about what we can do for you.
Why Contest a Testamentary Document?
There are various reasons why individuals wish to contest testamentary documents. To start, there are times where a decedent will create more than one will for one reason or another, and when that person passes on, his or her family members may believe that the other will is truly the valid and enforceable one. Additionally, sometimes individuals may contest a will if they believe that the will was tarnished by undue influence if, for example, would-be beneficiaries can prove that a third party’s conduct caused the testator to favor one party over another through coercion or deceit. That being said, to prove as much, you will need the assistance of an experienced Michigan estate litigation attorney.
Finally, there are also times where wills are thought to be forged. This is not particularly common, but it does happen. If you believe that your loved one’s will was forged, especially if there is another will present, our firm will assess various financial and medical records, as well as all communications between interested parties, on top of any other documentation/correspondence that may pertain to your case, and from there, we will determine whether the will was, indeed, a fraudulent one, and if so, we will work to resolve the matter.
Contesting Testamentary Documents
As an interested party who believes that a testamentary document is invalid in some way, you are most likely looking to take legal action. Our firm can help. We understand that this is about more than money–it’s about ensuring that your loved one’s wishes are carried out as he or she would have intended. We know how important this is to you, which is why we are ready to fight for you, your family, and your recently-deceased loved one.
Contact Our Michigan Estate Litigation Attorneys
Collis, Griffor & Hendra has over 30 years of combined experience representing the best interests of individuals just like you. Estate litigation is complicated, however, with a seasoned team of attorneys at your side, we can work to ensure your family receives the justice it deserves and that your loved one’s estate is administered according to his or her wishes. If you are ready to get started, simply contact the knowledgeable Michigan estate litigation attorneys at Collis, Griffor & Hendra today to schedule your initial consultation with our firm.