Estate fraud and probate

People have many responsibilities and concerns when it comes to the probate process, whether they are unsure of their duties as an executor or experience problems with other beneficiaries, such as disagreements over how a loved one decided to distribute their assets after their death. However, estate fraud is a serious problem and the Bingham Legal Group knows just how difficult these issues can be for families and individuals to work through.

Estate fraud can take a number of forms and it is vital to pinpoint and address any occurrences of this offense. For example, someone may exert undue influence to take advantage of a decedent and benefit financially. Or, an executor may breach their duties by failing to distribute assets as the decedent wished. For example, a parent may be upset that their child’s grandparent wanted to give them some type of property and they could refuse to give their child the asset. In some intances, beneficiaries may not even be aware that they were supposed to receive property.

Addressing estate fraud can be tricky for various reasons. Not only can these cases be emotionally charged and lead to a heated dispute, but some people may not even be sure of their rights or have any idea of what to do next. If you are in this position, it could help to review your legal rights.

Over on the probate and trust litigation part of our site, you can read through more topics that are related to estate fraud.