ANDERSEN PLLC Andersen PLLCAttorneys
Call 480-900-3539 For a free consultation

Advocating For Your Interests. Preserving Your Legacy.

probate and estate litigation Archives

Different parties can challenge a will

A will is a legal document that is intended to be the final legal word on distributing a person's property and assets to their heirs. However, an invalid or improperly drafted will can constitute the grounds for estate litigation and for challenging a will. However, only specified individuals may mount a challenge regardless of the grounds asserted for contesting a will.

Distributing your loved one's assets correctly is important

The passing of a loved one is a sensitive event for everyone involved. As you grieve, it is difficult to handle the matters of your loved one's estate and assets. It may be hard to find time, patience and the state of mind to deal with overly complicated legal matters. Nevertheless, it is important to ensure your loved one's wishes are carried out as quickly and as smoothly as possible.

Trusts only keep one out of court if they aren't contested

A previous post on this blog made reference in passing to the fact that having a trust does not necessarily keep a family or a person's financial affairs out of court. This remark calls for a little clarification, especially since many people in Scottsdale and throughout the greater Phoenix area may think the main reason someone would want a trust is to "avoid probate," that is, to keep the important and private manner of passing one's wealth out of the courtroom.

Helping Scottsdale resident resolve estate litigation issues

Despite the utmost care in estate planning, it is in unfortunate fact that some Scottsdale, Arizona, families will find themselves having to argue about an estate in court. The reality is that it is relatively easy for disgruntled family member, friend, charity or creditor to sue and make it harder for the other heirs to get the property to which they are entitled. Moreover, sometimes litigation is necessary, such as when an executor or trustee is not carrying their duties responsibly.

Email us for a response

Send Your Information

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

17015 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 225
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Phone: 480-900-3539
Fax: 480-265-9101
Scottsdale Law Office Map