Probate Litiation and Contested Estates in New York
If you or your family is facing a dispute over a contested will, estate or trust, an experienced lawyer can help you reach a just result in a respectful manner. At the New York City Law Offices of Kenneth T. Wasserman, we have been performing those critical duties for decades.
Estate litigation can be very emotional, but it need not be dreaded. An estate, trust or probate dispute can be resolved in a process where civility and respect can reign. The litigation process should never degrade your sense of worth, value or dignity.
Protecting Clients in Estate Litigation
Our firm’s goal is to resolve the conflict in a way that zealously protects client’s interests while upholding the honor of the legal profession. You can have full confidence that your legal affairs are in the capable hands of a skilled negotiator and trial lawyer.
We strive to protect the rights and interests of executors, administrators, trustees, heirs, beneficiaries and distributees – as well as those who object to how or by whom, an estate or trust in being distributed or administrated – in legal matters involving trusts, wills, powers of attorney and other instruments.
Issues in Probate Litigation
Contact us to learn more about issues in estate and will contests including:
- Undue influence
- Lack of mental competence and diminished mental status
- Lack of proper execution
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Concealment of assets
- Failure to exercise due diligence
- Statutory validity of a will
- Executor or trustee misconduct
- Fraud or duress
- Poor business judgment
- Failure to properly collect assets
- Challenges and objections based on improper motive
- Intestate issues
We also handle trust litigation, kinship hearings and accountinga, and all estate legal matters in the Surrogate’s, Supreme and appellate courts. You will appreciate the honesty and integrity that we bring to the lawyer–client relationship and the legal process in general.