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Parents embroiled in fight over child's estate


Unfortunately, not every estate is settled peacefully in Minnesota. There are many times when an heir does not agree with the settlement and feels it wasn't fair. These situations are emotional and complicated and can lead to probate litigation. In a recent case, parents are fighting with each other over their son's estate.

The death of a child is an unimaginable situation for parents. When there is a dispute surrounding the child's estate, it can be an even more tragic event. The parents of a Milwaukee area man are fighting over the man's estate. The 25-year-old man died while at a mental health facility. His estate received a $1.4 million settlement because of his death. The settlement would typically go to his parents since he did not have a spouse or a will at the time of his death. But, his mother is arguing that she was raped by the man's father, who had little to do with his son. She believes the father should not receive any of the money from the estate. The father has denied these allegations.

When a probate dispute arises, it often involves family members who don't believe they are receiving their fair share of their loved one's estate. An attorney who specializes in probate litigation can help a family work through their differences. Often, these complicated disputes can be sorted out using mediation to avoid the time and expense that litigation can bring.

Unfortunately, probate disputes happen quite often. There can be many reasons why a person feels they are not receiving their fair share, and a probate attorney can make sure these differences are resolved.

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