Results-Oriented Representation in Probate Matters
The context of probate is the passing of a person and the settling of his or her estate. Some probate matters are difficult to resolve because of the technical legal complexities that may present themselves, while others involve family conflicts or problems with creditors. When probate disputes arise, the assistance of a skilled lawyer can make a big difference.
If you are in need of legal counsel with regard to a probate matter, the attorneys of Pearson & Paris, P.C., can help you understand your rights and responsibilities, develop an effective strategy that takes all relevant factors into account, and represent your interests in probate court.
We represent clients in probate litigation involving:
- Will contests: Wills can be contested on various bases, including problems with a document, execution of a will, or issues regarding the competence or ability of the decedent when he or she signed a will.
- Breach of fiduciary duty: When the behavior or judgment of a trustee, guardian or representative is questioned by a decedent's beneficiaries, litigation can result.
- Insolvent estates, those estates with debts that outweigh assets: when an estate proves to be insolvent, family members of a decedent may be unfairly pursued by creditors; previously unknown creditors may present debts; or other difficulties can arise
- Creditor issues in probate, such as instances where assets in an estate are not applied properly
- Undue influence, undue duress or competency issues that can compromise or negate the validity of a will and create conflicts
- Fraudulent transfers or conveyances: Creditors may pursue a decedent's assets when fraudulent activity is suspected, and this can lead to lawsuits.
- Property distribution when a decedent has no will
Contact a Colorado Will Contest Attorney Serving Arvada and the Denver Area
Our Lakewood probate litigation lawyers are experienced in estate planning issues involving wills, trusts and powers of attorney, in addition to probate matters. Contact us for advice about your estate or probate situation.