Panama City Estate Litigation Lawyer
Helping Clients with Probate & Trust Litigation throughout Panama City, Florida
After the death of a loved one, it is not uncommon for serious disputes to arise. Two of the most common types of problems deal with estate administration (probate), and trust administration.
Probate Litigation and
Trust Litigation can involve issues such as a failure to perform fiduciary duties in an ethical or prudent manner. Additionally, estate conflicts often arise from an allegation of malfeasance in the creation of the governing instrument. I normally try to resolve these disputes through dialogue and negotiation, but they sometimes have to be resolved in court.
If you are a Personal Representative, a beneficiary, a trustee, or an interested party in a probate or trust conflict, I will be happy to discuss the details of your situation. One of my primary practice goals is to eliminate legitimate conflict at the planning level. The focus of my practice is estate planning,
elder law. As such, I am well equipped to provide clear and effective legal representation in these matters when conflict arises.
Florida Probate Litigation
Probate litigation may be initiated to revoke a will (a "will contest") because the deceased person lacked the mental capacity to sign the document. Another common problem occurs when someone is alleged to have exerted undue influence over the deceased person (causing him or her to sign a Will or Trust that does not truly reflect their intent).
Other events leading to probate lawsuits may include the misuse or abuse of a Power of Attorney, wrongful possession of estate assets, allegations of abuse, and allegations that a third party turned the deceased person against his or her loved ones in a wrongful manner. These are a few of the countless examples of the problems that can arise. If you feel like an injustice has occurred, please consider contacting my office to discuss the specifics of your situation.
Florida Trust Litigation
Lawsuits may arise out of the creation and/or administration of a trust. The issues being litigated in such matters include challenged to the validity of trusts, tax issues, accountings, claims of lack of capacity or undue influence, forgery, fiduciary duties, and other similar issues. This is a complex area, and it is critical to have representation with a working familiarity of Florida trust law.
Talk to a Panama City Estate Litigation Lawyer
Regardless of the specifics of your estate dispute (whether simple or complicated), you will want to be represented by an attorney with extensive knowledge in this area of the law. I can provide the legal services you need, and I will make every effort to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family.
Do you need representation for probate litigation or trust litigation?
Contact Panama City, Florida Estate litigation attorney,
Max W. McCord III to discuss your case.