5 Things You Should Know About Probate Litigation

Probate litigation involves legal disputes that are associated with death of a loved one, aging and disability. When faced with these tragedies, the last thing you need is to enter the process, one that is often filled with disagreements, without the help of a probate lawyer and knowledge of the process. Divorce and family law topics are the speciality at the Law Offices of Ronald M. Zakarin. See how our probate lawyers aim to settle any issues regarding to accounts, assets, estates, valuables and property. Arm yourself with the knowledge you need to avoid family feuds that can affect you mentally and physically.

What You Need to Know

1. Probate litigation can surround issues of both those who are deceased and those alive.

2. Probate litigation for the aging and disabled helps to settle legal disputes over guardianship, conservatorships, power of attorney, patient advocate designations and living wills.

3. Probate litigation for the deceased addresses legal challenges of the person’s trusts, estates, wills, gifts, assets and joint bank accounts. Families may also enter litigation when the will is contested.

4. Although state laws vary, most petitions for probate are filed in a probate within the county in which the deceased or living person resided. A hearing is scheduled within 30 to 45 days from the filing date so that people of interest, creditors and administrators of the estate can be notified.

Probate litigation is complex. Avoid the hassle of navigating this process alone. Instead, allow the Law Offices of Ronald M. Zakarin help you through this difficult time. Contact us for a consultation to ease the process of probate litigation.