Disputes which arise in connection with the distribution of a deceased’s estate under a will.
“Death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate.”
You may have issues with other beneficiaries over your entitlements under a will – for instance if you are being prevented from participating in one, or someone has destroyed or made a will vanish. It may be that someone who has passed away made no provision for you in their will when you may have expected a provision to be made – especially the case with wives or children who are neglected .
Other reasons which may lead to conflict include someone putting a “caveat” (or “stop”) on an estate to stop its administration. Delayed administrations are sometimes the result of an Executor (or Administrator) seeking to hide something from the beneficiaries – often hoping that a fraud will not be discovered with the passage of time.
Often litigation can start even before a person has passed away, for instance where someone has applied undue influence on a party to change a will, or where someone’s mental health starts to falter.
At Christofi Law we can tell you whether you have a claim and how to go about getting your entitlements.