Litigation in Probate, Trusts and Guardianship Disputes

Litigation in Naples for Probate, Trust and Guardianship Issues

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. Even when you or your family has taken steps necessary to protect the assets you’ve built and your family’s legacy, problems can arise. 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.

Potential grounds for challenging a Will include:

  • Undue Influence: A claim involving the belief that a Will was signed under duress, coercion, fraud, or other influence on a person by someone in a position of control or trust
  • Mistake in Execution: A claim asserting that the Will is not valid because it was not executed properly such as an unsigned Will, or a Will signed without a witness present
  • Lack of Testamentary Capacity: When a 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

If you or your family is facing this difficult situation, Cardillo Keith Bonaquist can help you resolve it. We have extensive experience litigating contested estates, and trust and probate matters; including those involving beneficiaries, heirs, executors, administrators and trustees.

Our goal is to help you avoid costly litigation whenever possible and to shield you and your family from the stress that these emotionally charged situations can cause. We spend the time needed up front to get an in-depth understanding of the complicated issues you are facing. With that knowledge in hand, we can provide you with the guidance and support you need to keep the case out of court. However, if that doesn’t work, we will work with you to find the best solution through mediation or in the courtroom.

Our Naples probate litigation attorneys are here to protect your rights. With experience in probate in Southwest Florida spanning over 40 years, we have what it takes to effectively represent our clients’ interests. Litigation – especially when it involves probate, trusts and guardianship issues -- can be stressful and difficult. That’s why whenever you need us, Cardillo Keith Bonaquist is here with the guidance, support and services you can rely on.

To schedule your consultation with our estate planning attorneys in Naples, contact us today online or by calling 239-774-2229.