Proven Estate Litigation Attorneys in Essex County
A last will and testament is generally a definitive document: it is intended to give the decedent the last word about how his or her assets should be divided. However, wills can be disputed, challenged or even ignored by individuals who feel the will is unclear or unjust.
Ashenfelter, Slous, McDonough & Trevenen, LLP represents clients who want to defend or challenge a will. Our firm represents clients from Montclair, Glen Ridge, Bloomfield, Verona and surrounding New Jersey communities in estate litigation and probate dispute matters. Our skilled estate litigation attorneys have extensive experience in this area of the law, and our goal is to help you resolve your matter as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.
Call Us When Disputes Surface
Some disputes are the result of an unclear legal document that leaves room for interpretation. In other disputes the will is clear, but there are heirs, interested parties or excluded individuals who do not like what it has to say. Regardless of the cause of the dispute, we will strive to settle any open issues so that you can move on with your life.
We represent clients in a variety of disputes, including:
- Contesting a will
- Claiming undue influence
- Claiming breach of fiduciary claims against executors or trustees
- Disputing guardianship arrangements
- Handling creditor claims and third-party litigation
- Challenging inheritance rights
Our interdisciplinary practice puts us in a good position to resolve estate issues that overlap with our real estate practice, such as those that include the distribution, division or sale of land or property.
Estate litigation cases require an experienced lawyer who not only knows the law, but also understands how to handle tough negotiations between family members. If your matter goes to trial, we are experienced trial attorneys who can provide vigorous representation. Contact us to discuss your case in a free consultation.