On this blog, we have covered some of the reasons why disputes over an estate arise. Sadly, these disagreements have the capability to tear a family apart and can be especially tough to deal with during certain times of year, such as the holidays when family members join to celebrate. Bingham Legal Group knows that these matters can be tough for people on all sides of the dispute, whether you are an executor facing false allegations of neglecting your fiduciary duties or you are a beneficiary and believe you have been wronged. Either way, you may have to confront strong emotions and stress as you review the situation and this can be even more challenging during the holidays.
Sometimes, disagreements are unavoidable. That said, you may want to try to reduce friction between family members, if you are able to. Often, families who are struggling through will disputes and other disagreements related to an estate are under a considerable amount of emotional strain. Sometimes, these disputes can create lasting damage to relationships. On the other hand, if you think that your rights have been violated, you should not feel as if you have no choice but to stay silent.
The holidays can be stressful for many reasons, especially when a family is embroiled in a bitter dispute over their loved one’s estate. However, you may find that taking a comprehensive look at your legal options helps. Our probate section offers more information for those who are going through an estate-related dispute.