We often take steps to protect ourselves and those we love. This is often the premise for estate planning. We take the time to draft specific documents with the intent to communicate our wishes at the end of our life and after our passing. With certain estate planning documents, it is possible to avoid the probate process; however, this is not always the case. Because it is not always possible to avoid probate, our heirs might have to endure this process after our passing.
Probate litigation is often something one seeks to avoid. While there are some negative connotations about this process, it is also a process that helps sort out and resolve any issues arising when these documents are executed. Unfortunately, disputes surrounding probate occur. In fact, this happens more often than one would imagine. Because of this, individuals and families need to arm themselves with information on how best to resolve these matters. At Mason & Helmers, our St. Paul attorneys understand the ins and outs of this process, striving to help individuals in the area navigate probate disputes.
Because a testator is not around to explain what they truly meant or correct any errors, it is our job to help our clients assert what they believe was meant by certain phases or actions taken. Our goal is to limit the time it takes to resolve these matters by conducting investigation and gathering all necessary documentation and evidence. Whether it is a will contest, fiduciary removal proceeding or a claim by creditors, we can help ease your stress in this matter by developing a realistic solution.
To learn more, check out our law firm's probate litigation website. While this can be a lengthy and costly matter, it is important to be well informed. This is the best way to ensure your rights are protected and you can move more quickly towards a resolution.