Family estate disputes are tragic because loved ones have to fight against each other. In these cases, the family dynamics can be changed forever. One way that people can prevent this from happening is to have a solid estate plan in place. It might even behoove some individuals to put a no-contest clause in the will. This means that if someone in the will contests things and loses that court action, he or she will walk away with nothing from the estate, not even what was intended for that person.
We know that you might not know how to address a family estate dispute. We are here to help you protect your assets. The last thing that you want to know is that your loved ones are fighting.
It isn't enough to simply add a no-contest clause. Instead, look at the specific issue that occurs when you think about the potential problem. This gives you the chance to address these problems before you pass away.
One thing that might help your loved ones is if you let them know what the estate plan contains. If nothing else, this will take the sting out of finding out the terms. If you do find yourself thinking about what claims your heirs might make, you need to consider even simple things that might result in a fight.
We can't make everyone in your case get along, but we can help you have an iron clad estate plan so that your assets will go where you intend them to go instead of having to face someone getting things you didn't intend.