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Dealing With an Estate Dispute

Managing
Estate Disagreements

When a person passes away, their loved ones don’t always agree with their estate plans. Some folks may see problems with the will or think they should’ve inherited assets. We can help you defend against these challenges and help everyone see the will is valid the way it is.

Schedule a free meeting with one of our experts to learn more.

Advice for
Resolving Disputes

People don’t always agree. But this can be rather tricky when the dispute follows the passing of a loved one. We’ve helped thousands of Ohioans manage similar situations. So, we know how to help you defend a will’s validity, while managing the issues that can come along with these actions.

Finding the Solution

The people left behind when a loved one passes may disagree with the will for a variety of reasons. Maybe they think they were left out by accident, or that the results are unfair, or that something wrong was done.

Regardless of the reason, there are ways these disputes can be resolved:

Probate

While this is the most complex and time-consuming, our team can assist with preparing and going to court.

Mediation

There are times when the issues or less complex and we can assist with finding an impartial party who can help everyone find a solution.

Estate Planning

Of course, the best way to prevent estate disputes is having a plan that has been prepared by a team of caring experts.

Dispute Resolution

We can help you and your family find solutions that limit the amount of conflict and complexity.

Trust Administration

If you’ve been named a trustee, we can help you make sure assets are cared for and transferred to the right people.

How Our Clients Feel

 

Squabbles and disputes can be messy. People can get angry and feelings can get hurt. But we’ve helped a lot of Ohioans get through similar situations. Here are a few thoughts from people we’ve helped.

” There was none of the arrogance you get with a lot of law firms. It was just a great experience.”

-Hal Ackley, West Liberty OH

” With AlerStallings you’re getting top-notch attorneys that are there for your family’s best interest, not theirs.”

-Don Brown, Piqua OH

” We would challenge anyone to find a more comprehensive firm in the practice of Elder Law. ”

-Emerson and Joanne Lake, Middlesburg Heights OH

” There was none of the arrogance you get with a lot of law firms. It was just a great experience.”

-Hal Ackley, West Liberty OH

” With AlerStallings you’re getting top-notch attorneys that are there for your family’s best interest, not theirs.”

-Don Brown, Piqua OH

” We would challenge anyone to find a more comprehensive firm in the practice of Elder Law. ”

-Emerson and Joanne Lake, Middlesburg Heights OH

We’re Ready 

to Help

 

For more than a decade, we’ve kept our focus on estate planning and elder care.

 

That work isn’t just about planning. It’s also about solving potential problems.

 

That means every single one of us is completely committed to helping you solve disputes and manage other complex situations.

 

Do You Have More Questions? 

We know these topics aren’t just complicated. They can be awkward and even a bit embarrassing. So, ask all the questions you have. We want to make sure you know everything you want to know.

If you die without even a Will (intestate), the legislature of your state has already determined who will inherit your assets and when they will inherit them. You may not agree with their plan, but roughly 70 percent of Americans currently use it.

A probate court appoints a guardian to direct the legal or financial affairs or the personal care of a person who is unable to manage his or her own affairs. Family members often petition the court to act in situations where someone appears to be “incompetent.” If the court finds that the person is incompetent and a guardianship is necessary, the court will appoint a guardian.

These allow you to appoint someone you know and trust to make your personal health care and financial decisions even when you cannot. If you are incapacitated without these legal documents, then you and your family will be involved in a probate proceeding known as a guardianship and conservatorship. This is the court proceeding where a judge determines who should make these decisions for you under the ongoing supervision of the court.

This is a great time to start planning