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Finding Solutions To Estate Disputes

When a loved one passes away, things can be tremendously stressful. When disputes arise during probate, litigation may become necessary. If you are involved in a disputed will, you need a trusted attorney by your side. Pinczewski & Shpelfogel, P.C., has worked with clients in both New York and New Jersey for over 30 years. We are here to listen to your concerns and answer all of your questions.

Estate Planning Services For New Yorkers

At Pinczewski & Shpelfogel, P.C., we work with clients to make sure their families are provided for after they are gone. We help you set priorities and then put together a plan geared towards meeting your wishes and minimizing the tax burden on your heirs. Documents we work with and services we provide include:

  • Wills
  • Health Care Proxies
  • Power of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Surrogate Court Litigation

Our experience working in litigation surrounding wills and trusts give us great insights into how to structure plans to avoid challenges down the road.

Who Can Contest A Will?

The purpose of an estate plan is to clearly lay out someone’s wishes. When they include vague language, it can make things difficult. Furthermore, if these documents are not updated to reflect the changes in the family or their most recent assets, it can leave everyone with a headache. In order to contest a will, certain requirements must be met. In New York, the following parties can do so:

  • Spouse of the decedent
  • Children of the decedent
  • Any beneficiary mentioned in the will
  • Anyone who would have benefited if there wasn’t a will
  • Anyone who would have benefited from a prior will

There are many reasons to contest a will. From questioning the validity of the existing legal documents to a nonexistent signature, there are a range of issues that may result in a contested will. We can provide you with an honest assessment and discuss potential solutions. Our goal is to represent your best interests every step of the way.

Interested In Learning More? Call Now.

The legal system is very complex, which is why it is crucial that you speak to a knowledgeable lawyer as soon as possible. To schedule a consultation, call 718-215-0879 today or fill out our contact form online. We have offices in Brooklyn and Basking Ridge.