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Contested Trusts & Wills in Port St. Lucie, Florida
Find a Port St. Lucie Probate Attorney You Can Trust
After the death of a family member or loved one, their assets are distributed and their debts paid off, typically according to a previously established will or trust. In some situations, however, there may be a challenge to the will or trust when a family member does not agree with the terms. For example, a beneficiary may not receive the inheritance that they rightfully deserved, or large gifts may have been made in error.
There are several different reasons to contest a will or trust including:
- It was signed under duress or undue influence
- The document is a fraud
- A stipulation or the entire document was made in error
- The document fails to meet all legal requirements
If you are involved in a probate process with a contested trust or will, it is in your best interests to work with an experienced attorney that you can trust. At Crary Buchanan, our skilled team has been serving the Treasure Coast for more than 85 years. Our Port St. Lucie probate and estate planning lawyers can help you through the even the most complex matters involving will and trusts.
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Need to challenge a will or trust in Florida?
Florida law can allow you to object to a will or trust if you suspect that it was not written according to the deceased one’s true wishes. Our firm has seen many cases where an elderly person was tricked into signing a will or trust that was not what they intended, and we know how to fight to have these types of documents negated.
Those who are looking to contest a trust or will must file a civil complaint, and their case will be governed by the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure. Additionally, an action to contest the validity of part or all of a trust cannot start until the trust becomes irrevocable. This usually means that the settlor must be deceased, but there are some cases when a trust may be deemed by a court to be irrevocable prior to death. This is true when an individual is incapacitated in conjunction with a guardianship proceeding.
Our Port St. Lucie probate lawyers can help!
For several decades, our firm has been successfully helping clients, even in complex probate cases. In fact, our very own attorney Steve D. Beres is Board Certified in wills, trusts and estates. This is a strong testimony to our firm’s legal skills and commitment to providing the highest quality of representation for every client’s case. We know what is on the line, and we are prepared to go above and beyond to help you achieve an optimal result.
Don’t hesitate to call a Port St. Lucie probate lawyer from Crary Buchanan!
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