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Naples Probate Litigation Lawyers

Resolving Probate Disputes & Will Contests in Southwest Florida

During probate, a deceased person’s assets and property are gathered, debts are paid, and remaining assets are distributed among beneficiaries. This process ensues whether or not a person dies with a will, but it does not always go smoothly. When parties disagree on the validity of a will, the terms of property distribution to beneficiaries, or other issues during probate, a formal lawsuit may need to be filed to seek a resolution.

If you lost a loved and are in need of skilled counsel during probate to dispute a will or address a similar matter, the Naples probate litigation attorneys at Cardillo, Keith & Bonaquist are here to protect your rights. Our experience with probate in Southwest Florida spans over 40 years. We know what it takes to effectively represent our clients’ interests in court and work diligently to achieve the best possible result, all while respecting our clients’ privacy and emotions during these difficult times.

To discuss your case and concerns, call (239) 307-0443.

Protecting Your Rights in Probate Litigation

Most cases of probate litigation involve challenging the validity of a Last Will and Testament. Potential grounds for a will contest may include:

  • Lack of Testamentary Capacity: With this type of will contest, the claimant asserts that the will was signed by a person who did not have the ability to understand how the document would affect his or her property and heirs.
  • Undue Influence: A claim of this nature involves the belief that a will was signed under duress, coercion, fraud, or other influence by a person in a person in a position of control or trust.
  • Mistake in Execution: This type of claim asserts that the will itself is not valid because it was not executed properly. An unsigned will, or a will signed without a witness present, for example, may be considered invalid by the probate court.

If you need to challenge a will or wish to counter a claim of this kind, the Naples probate litigation lawyers at our firm can offer knowledgeable counsel. We can review your specific situation to determine the best approach and how to proceed with filing or challenging a lawsuit. In these cases, we are guided as always by our passion to do what’s right, our respect for the law, and our commitment to our clients.

Contact our Naples offices today at (239) 307-0443 to find out how we can help you.