Estate Litigation

Estate Planning & Litigation Lawyer In Bristol County

Serving Clients throughout Northfolk County, Plymouth County, Cape Cod & the South Shore Area

While probating an estate usually occurs with few to no problems, in some cases an heir, beneficiary, creditor, or other unhappy party may file a lawsuit to claim some or all of the estate. Estate litigation can happen for many reasons, from a disgruntled heir believing they are entitled to a greater share to a caregiver that has attempted to use undue influence to alter the contents of a will.

Other common causes for disputes include the following:

  • Executor unable or unwilling to administer the estate
  • Breaches of fiduciary duty
  • Will contests
  • Defending against creditor claims
  • Addressing property issues in other states

Regardless of the reason, our office is prepared to zealously advocate for our clients in estate litigation cases to ensure that they receive or protect what is theirs during the probate process.

Why Estate Planning is Crucial for Your Family's Future

Estate planning is the process of arranging for the management and distribution of your assets in the event of your incapacitation or death. While it can be an uncomfortable topic to think about, it is crucial to ensure that your loved ones are protected and your assets are distributed according to your wishes. Here are some reasons why estate planning is important:

  • Protecting your family: Estate planning allows you to designate a guardian for your minor children and ensure that they are provided for financially.
  • Avoiding probate: Proper estate planning can help your loved ones avoid the costly and time-consuming probate process.
  • Minimizing taxes: With the right estate planning strategies, you can minimize the amount of taxes your beneficiaries will have to pay on their inheritance.
  • Maintaining privacy: Without an estate plan, your assets and beneficiaries may become public record.
  • Ensuring your wishes are carried out: Estate planning allows you to have control over the distribution of your assets and ensure that your wishes are carried out.

At Law Offices of Rachel M. Matos, our estate planning attorneys are dedicated to helping you protect your family and assets. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and start planning for your family's future.

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