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Dispute Resolution

Handling
estate disputes

Emotions are often fierce when someone passes away. Those feelings can be elevated when a family member or friend disagrees with a will or trust. If someone steps forward to dispute the estate plan your loved one developed, we can be there to meet the challenge.

Defending Your 
Loved One’s Wishes.

If someone disputes your loved one’s will, an essential witness is the attorney who created it. They can help verify facts about what your loved one wanted, but they may not be able to represent you. AlerStallings can. We also can help ensure all the facts are presented in a way that defends the challenge and ensures your loved one’s wishes are met.

Find Ways to Settle Disputes

Someone may challenge a will for a variety of reasons. Maybe they think a recent change seems fishy, that they were forgotten, or that something else is wrong. Whatever their claim, AlerStallings can help you protect your own and your family’s interest. So, everyone gets what your loved one intended.

 

We help provide:

 

 

Relief

that you don’t have to spend years battling over your loved one’s assets

Knowledge

that you’ll have an expert team to help you manage issues and uncover solutions

Comfort

that comes with knowing we are committed to doing what’s right by you and your loved one

Putting Together
Your Best Defense

When someone questions a will, grief and frustration can be multiplied. Our team has helped thousands of Ohioans manage these types of situations and emotions.

From figuring out what witnesses and information you need to defending the challenge in court or finding alternative solutions, we can be there. Our services help you with:

  • Witnesses

    Find the attorney, family, friends, and physicians that can speak to the validity of the will

  • Information

    Locating the documents that can provide important information

  • Probate

    Making preparations to go to court and answer the estate challenge

  • Mediation

    Assist with finding an impartial party who can help everyone find a solution

Our Clients Talk Back

We love to help Ohioans through their challenges. Whether they need assistance with estate planning or elder care law, we are ready to help. Here are a few things our clients have had to say.

” 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

“The Elder Law attorneys at AlerStallings made a scary process easy to understand. Our wishes were respected throughout the entire process.”

-Robert and Deborah Schmidt, Tiffin 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

“The Elder Law attorneys at AlerStallings made a scary process easy to understand. Our wishes were respected throughout the entire process.”

-Robert and Deborah Schmidt, Tiffin OH

Solutions Built

on Heart

 

Every time a person calls us, they’re facing an emotional moment. Whether it’s planning for the future and managing a crisis, each situation involves intense feelings. We have the experience and heart to make sure the answers we provide are always driven by our clients’ wants and needs.

 

 

 

Do You Have Questions for Us?

After more than a decade spent helping people with estate planning and elder care law, we’ve learned quite a bit. That includes knowing the questions people ask most often.
So, we put together a list with answers that might help you find what you’re looking for.

These matters are often particularly emotional, and can be very stressful for all parties involved. Unfortunately, these disputes typically involve court proceedings. So in most situations it imperative to retain experienced counsel as soon as possible to ensure your that your interests are protected.

Estate planning is generally the term used to describe the process of organizing and planning for when you become incapacitated and for the transfer of your wealth upon your death. Essentially estate planning is two-prong: 1. Naming powerholders who can make decisions about your financial and medical state during your lifetime when you cannot or chose not to manage your affairs yourself and 2. Addressing what happens to your assets when you die. Specifically, making sure that what you have goes to whom you want, in the amount and manner you desire, such as by outright bequests or the placing of assets in a trust for the benefit of the spouse, children or grandchildren.

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.

This is a great time to find solutions.