Estate & Probate
New York City | Midtown Manhattan | Long Island
Most people want to leave their family an organized inheritance. However, disagreements and disputes over who is left what, who gains control of a family-owned business, or who acts as an estate’s executor can pit family members against each other in an instant. In many respects, however, an estate plan is only as good as the documentation that supports it. As a result, will tampering, undue influence, and trust mismanagement often leave a trail of evidence that implicates those surrounding or even closest to the deceased.
At the New York estate and probate litigation law office of Leeds Brown Law, P.C., Lenard Leeds has represented hundreds of clients in estate and probate litigation cases. Mr. Leeds has established a reputation both throughout New York and across the country for ground breaking legal representation involving estate and probate litigation.
If you believe the estate of your loved one has been tampered with or if you believe the probating of a will needs to be contested, contact estate litigation lawyer Lenard Leeds today to schedule a consultation to discuss your case.
Estate Litigation: When Disagreements arise during Probate
The New York Estate Attorneys and probate lawyers of Leeds Brown Law, P.C. advise and represent clients in estate and probate litigation involving the following:
- The drafting of a will
- The creation of a trust
- A failure to protect certain kinds of assets
- Failure to put an estate in proper order
- Lack of due diligence in structuring estate and insurance policies properly
- Disputes regarding an estate plan’s allowance for a pet or charitable cause
Disputes regarding Health Care Directives
Health directives are more common now given advances in technology and high-profile cases like the Terry Schiavo case. While health care directives allow a person to indicate when life support should be withdrawn and who has the legal authority to make medical decisions, disagreements and disputes regarding their scope and validity are not unheard of. If you are involved in a dispute regarding a health directive, it’s important to work with an experienced estate litigation attorney who understands the case law and legal issues involved. Mr. Leeds access to nationally known medical experts and his experience in the area of estate litigation equip our office with the tools necessary to meet the legal challenges in the evolving area of law.
Contact New York Estate and Probate Litigation Attorneys
In addition to estate litigation, you need documents that allow a trusted person to manage health care and financial affairs if you become incapacitated and cannot speak for yourself. A Power of Attorney form will allow a spouse or other trusted person to pay bills, pay for health care costs and open accounts allowing for medical services you need while you are incapacitated. If you don’t take the time to name someone to manage your money, a court hearing will be necessary to appoint a guardian or conservator to act on your behalf. This is an expensive and time-consuming prospect at a difficult time in your family’s life.
Talk to us — the Long Island, N.Y., estate & probate litigation law firm of Leeds Brown Law, P.C., representing clients in New York City, Manhattan, Queens, Nassau County, Suffolk County and surrounding communities. Call us at 1-800-585-4658 or 1-516-873-9550.