Many clients come to us with legitimate concerns regarding a loved one’s estate, but they always ask if pursuing probate litigation is worth the effort. There is no easy answer because every situation is unique. However, we can review your individual circumstances and help you make a wise decision.
One of the first things we determine is whether there is any money or assets that the decedent left behind. It is always important to conduct a cost-benefit analysis. In other words, we help you understand what you gain to benefit from pursuing the probate litigation in comparison with the time and expense it will take to contest the probate action.
For example, if your mother recently passed away and you believe your sister submitted a forged will for probate that left everything to her, we can help. A forged will is a sufficient basis for challenging the probate action. However, if we investigate the status of your mother’s estate and discover that her home is underwater or the value of the home is less than the mortgage that is owed on it, we may reconsider pursuing the litigation. If we further discover that your mother left behind substantial debt and few unburdened assets, there is no reason for you to pursue the case. It doesn’t make sense for you to spend time and money when there is no money or assets for you to recover.
To set your appointment right away, please call us at: (714) 963-7543. You will not get the typical law firm feel from our office. We are different. Our systems are designed to save you time, to save you money, and to put you in control. At The Legacy Lawyers we are dedicated to your peace of mind.