We have covered some of the common reasons why probate disputes arise and the various challenges that people may face when they are in this position. However, it is important to realize that there are many other factors that can play a role in probate disputes. For example, a disagreement may arise over an estate plan’s wording or the way in which an estate plan was set up. Sometimes, these disputes arise over someone’s genuine disagreement or confusion, while others may be the result of someone intentionally trying to disrupt the process. Either way, it is important to be prepared, especially if you are in charge of the estate.
Probate disputes may surface when beneficiaries feel that their rights have been violated, such as a beneficiary who believes that they did not receive something which was supposed to go to them. Sometimes, people may have confusion as a result of the wording of an estate plan, and this can result in varying interpretations. Disagreements over the wording of an estate plan can become hotly contested and may lead to strong emotions. If you have become upset, this is understandable, as probate disputes can be very difficult to work through. However, you should strive to maintain your emotions and stay focused.
Some probate disputes have been successfully resolved through communication and mutual respect, while others have led to courtroom drama and hard feelings. Every probate case is different and you can read more about some legal matters that may apply to you by visiting our probate page.