So what kind of situations can lead to litigation in probate court? Well, the simple answer is many different things. However, I recently came across an article by an estate attorney in California that does a nice job of identifying 10 of the primary reasons folks end up in estate litigation.
If you are the Executor of a loved one's estate or the Trustee of their trust, this is article does a great job of outlining those things that can get you in trouble. Remember, when you're the Personal Representative of an estate or a trust, you have a fiduciary obligation to the heirs and beneficiaries. Small mistakes can result in big problems later on. Read the article, educate yourself as much as possible and seek out the advice of an experienced estate attorney to help guide you through the administrative process.
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