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Handling an estate-related family dispute

On Behalf of | Sep 2, 2017 | Probate & Estate Administration |

Disputes involving estates take many forms, from accusations of a breach of fiduciary duties to will contests which claim that a will is not valid. Curley Law Firm knows the many ways in which these disputes can affect those involved and create lasting pain and hardships for families across the state of Massachusetts. If you are currently going through an estate dispute, it is important to take steps to minimize the potential impact of the dispute, if possible, while ensuring that your rights are not violated.

Sometimes, an executor is accused of breaching fiduciary duties. In some cases, these allegations are untruthful and may be the result of a beneficiary’s disagreement with the way in which an executor wanted his or her property split up. Or, beneficiaries may believe that a will is invalid and worry that their loved one’s estate will be distributed against their wishes. There are many different reasons why estate disputes arise and, sadly, they might become so serious that they tear a whole family apart.

Often, it is helpful to attempt to make peace and prevent disagreements from spiraling out of control. Unfortunately, some people allow their legal rights to be trampled upon solely because they do not want a dispute to tear the family apart. Regardless of the nature of your estate dispute, you should be sure to comprehensively go over all relevant details. If you take a look at our probate administration page, you can access even more information that is associated with estate disputes.