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Florida Probate & Estate Law Overview
The declining health or death of a family member can bring out the worst in some people. Greed, lingering grudges and harbored animosities can lead to tense and emotional squabbles between family members over a loved one’s estate. Sometimes this occurs even before their death.
Attorneys from Your Orange Park Lawyer, P.A. in Jacksonville represent clients in Florida in a broad range of inheritance disputes. The probate litigation lawyer who safeguards your interests in these matters is our founder, Gordon T. Nicol, for more than 25 years, a skilled negotiator and litigator of his clients’ rights in disputes of all kinds.
Is Your Inheritance Dispute Dividing Your Family?
Your Orange Park Lawyer, P.A. is highly familiar with all issues that can lead to disputes in probate and trust administration, such as:
Proof of Heirs Controversies
Lack of testamentary capacity - arguing that Alzheimer’s, dementia or another condition prevented the person from signing a valid will and/or trust
Mysterious last minute changes to a will - typically implicating a caregiver with an agenda
Lost property - recovering property taken from the estate by caregivers, children or the personal representative
Intestate litigation - disputes over the wishes of family member who died without a will
Breach of fiduciary duty - fraud, negligence or incompetence of the person appointed to settle the estate
Undue influence - convincing a dying person to exclude other legal heirs from the will or reduce their shares
Gordon T. Nicol is an experienced Florida civil litigation attorney who has successfully processed numerous probate litigation cases. If you were suspiciously excluded from a will, or believe that a family member is stealing assets, or have other doubts about the propriety of certain probate or trust proceedings, Your Orange Park Lawyer, P.A. can help you to uncover the truth, re-establish your rights and recover money to which you are justly entitled. Also, if you are serving as personal representative of a will, trustee of a trust or in some other capacity relating to an estate and are falsely accused of breach of fiduciary duty, negligence or some other malfeasance, we can evaluate your case and possibly provide legal assistance in your defense.
Here are some of the following PROBATE & TRUST areas we cover. Please call our office if you have questions regarding something that you need help with that may not be covered under the following:
Estate Planning & Wealth Preservation - Abuse Of Power - Claims Against Fiduciaries & Executors - Conservatorship & Guardianship - Financial Exploitation Of Vulnerable Adults -Probate Disputes - Reformation Or Termination Of A Trust - Testamentary Capacity - Third Party Claims Against Trusts Or Estates - Trust Litigation - Undue Influence - Will Contest