When it comes to estate matters, disagreements can arise for numerous reasons. Whether you are the executor of an estate or are a beneficiary who believes that assets are not being distributed properly, it is crucial to know your rights and do what you can to achieve a positive outcome. At Codispoti & Associates, we know that families across New York have encountered many different types of hurdles over these matters.
Sadly, disputes involving an estate can create a rift among family members, which is often particularly tough for those who already have emotional pain because of their loved one's passing. Although you should try to do what you can to prevent tensions from rising, our law firm understands that these disagreements may be inevitable. If you believe that you have been falsely accused of breaching your fiduciary duties, or you will not receive assets that you were supposed to inherit, you should be ready to firmly stand up for your rights.
If you are in the early stages of creating an estate plan, you should take many factors into consideration and ensure that you move forward with a plan that works best for your unique circumstances. By thoroughly planning ahead, you may be able to lessen the chances of a bitter dispute and make things easier for your loved ones after you pass away.
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