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When there are questions regarding the executor of an estate

| Sep 27, 2018 | Probate Litigation |

There are many times when Minnesota siblings disagree over a parent’s estate. Working out estate matters can be complicated, especially if siblings disagree. When there are inheritance disagreements, it can be stressful, emotional and ultimately, no one wins.

If siblings have a problem with how their parent’s estate is being handled, it should be addressed as soon as possible. Some scenarios that cause issues is when one sibling received more of the estate than another. Parents may set up their estate in a way where one sibling receives everything on the premise that they distribute it amongst the other siblings upon their death. Or a sibling has undue influence over their parents and has convinced them to give him a bigger share of the estate.

If the parents are still alive, this is the time to challenge the estate. The executorship of a will can be challenged with an objection filed in probate court. Having an attorney meet with all parties involved can help the family work out what is really happening. If there is undue influence, that can be addressed. All siblings can have their say as to what they expect from the estate and how they believe things are not progressing as intended. An attorney can use many mediation techniques to help families work through their differences.

Inheritance disputes are common among Minnesota families. These disputes can lead to families no longer getting along and having a lifetime of disagreements. It is important to work out estate disagreements early so that a family does not fall apart.

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