The legal process following the death of a loved one can be incredibly complex and is unique to your loved one’s estate and family situation. Unfortunately, the probate process may lead to litigation or legal battles over the validity of the will, your loved one’s mental capacity when completing their will or even undue influence from an outside party that caused your loved one to alter their will or change their final wishes.
At Gorman & Jones, PLC, we understand the frustrating and confusion often related with probate litigation. Our experienced Phoenix probate lawyers have handled countless probate litigation cases, and believe that the only good way to handle probate litigation is to avoid it in the first place.
Helpful Advice for Avoiding Probate Litigation
Probate litigation is a serious matter that can cost thousands of dollars and create emotional rifts amongst family members. Our staff believes that effective estate planning is the only proven way to avoid the costs and stress of probate litigation, and offers advice on vehicles and strategies that can help your family avoid legal battles upon your passing.
We have the experience and knowledge needed to offer detailed advice on a wide range of strategies for avoiding probate litigation, including:
Detailed estate planning: Completing a clear and concisely drafted will is the first step in helping your family avoid probate litigation. Ensuring that all of your wishes are clearly expressed and that your will is completed in a legally binding manner can help to eliminate concerns over the details of your estate. We work to provide the detailed guidance needed to help you complete the most comprehensive estate plan and will possible.
Will substitutes: Several legal vehicles exist that can be utilized to limit the chances of your family encountering probate litigation upon your passing. Creating a revocable trust or joint tenancy is an effective strategy for ensuring that your final wishes are adhered and that your loved ones and creditors have little to battle over upon your passing. We offer detailed advice on all legal options that may benefit your family and your estate, both now and in the future.
Contact us online or call 602.388.1623 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your future planning options and available strategies for helping your family avoid probate litigation.