Vero Beach Will & Trust Attorneys
Gould Cooksey Fennell’s attorneys take pride in using their experience in complex estate and trust litigation matters to assist our clients. We cater to clients’ needs by offering a broad range of services in this area, routinely representing clients in will contests, trust contests, elective share disputes and fiduciary misconduct cases. Our experienced Florida trust litigation attorneys work closely with our team of estate planning lawyers to handle all kinds of controversies involving trusts and estates. The unsurpassable collaborative partnerships between these two teams ensure that the client gets the best representation possible in any estate or probate litigation matter.
Florida Probate Litigation Lawyers
The lawyers in our Will & Trust Disputes Group are committed to a high level of personal service in every transaction, and they are responsive to our clients’ individual and highly specialized needs.
When the distribution of wealth among family members and beneficiaries is involved, relationships are quite often put to the test. Will contests and will disputes have become increasingly commonplace, particularly in high net worth estates and complex probate matters where numerous beneficiaries cannot come to an agreement on the handling or resolution of the situation.
Will contests frequently occur when family members or others challenge the will itself during a probate proceeding. Many times the family members will contest the will on the basis of improper preparation of the estate planning document itself, allegations of lack of mental capacity of the testator or assertions that the testator was unduly influenced by a family member or other interested party during the execution of the will. The process of resolving such will and estate disputes alone can add to the emotional toll the loss of a loved one takes on the family members.
In some cases, hiring an experienced will and trust attorney to mediate the dispute between the parties involved can resolve will disputes without actual probate litigation. Unfortunately, when there are more assets and complexity to the estate, the number of potential points of contention increases correspondingly. The distribution of wealth among beneficiaries then becomes so contentious that the only option remaining is to proceed with litigation to resolve and end the dispute.
The will and trust attorneys at Vero Beach’s Gould Cooksey Fennell are uniquely qualified to handle estate and trust disputes under either scenario thanks to their expertise and ability to combine and harness substantive knowledge of estate planning and tax. This powerful combination of talents and strengths enables us to skillfully handle all aspects of the most sophisticated and complex probate and trust disputes and litigation.