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Wills Contest and Estate Litigation

Attorneys at Edwards & Ragatz, P.A. represent heirs, beneficiaries, and personal representatives in disputes concerning trusts and will contests, assisting them in asserting their rights in probate courts throughout Florida. Lead attorney Thomas Edwards has extensive experience in estate litigation and complex trust proceedings. Thomas Edwards and his team of professional attorneys are experienced and able to do the following:

  • Test of the Validity of a Will
  • Defense of Wills at Probate
  • Representation of Guardian
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty

Creating a last will and testament is the most common means of assuring that a person’s preferences for the distributions among his or her beneficiaries will be effectuated. However, legitimate questions can arise as to whether the individual/testator was of sound mind at the time of the execution of the will and was able to understand the consequences of the terms of the will. An example of this is adult children from a previous marriage who resent changes in a revised will that favor a new spouse.

Florida has strict limitations on the rights of interested parties to contest a will with the administration of an estate. Losses due to breach of fiduciary duty and misuse of trust funds become more difficult to remedy as time goes on, so it is imperative that you find legal assistance. If you are concerned that the administration of an estate or trust has been mismanaged or abused, or wish to contest a will, guardianship or other matter, contact us today to arrange a free consultation with one of our attorneys.

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