Many individuals often want to come together after the passing of a loved one. However, if there are issues with their loved one’s estate, there is a chance for conflict to arise. Probate litigation is not unusual in these instances, and Texas residents may be interested in such a case currently taking place in another state.
It was recently reported that two sisters are vying for control of their deceased sister’s estate. Though many individuals believed the woman to have relatively modest assets, both surviving sisters claim that her estate is worth over $500,000. One sister’s estimate reaches $550,000, and the other sister believes it to be worth $656,000. Succession and entitlement to at least some of the estate are at the forefront of the litigation.
In addition to conflicts relating to who may be appointed administrator of the estate, there are also issues pertaining to how the deceased woman’s remains should be handled. Though her funeral was held two months ago, the woman’s body remains on ice at a mortuary rather than having been cremated. One sister had originally wished for the body to be autopsied, and now the other sister does not want to sign papers for the cremation to take place.
Estate administration can be a tricky process to work through, and when disagreements arise over how the estate should be handled, probate litigation may be on the horizon. If Texas residents are facing similar issues as the ones in this case, they may wish to find out more on their legal options. Experienced attorneys may be able to help interested individuals determine their best avenues for addressing conflicts and concerns.
Source: sfgate.com, “Rose Pak’s body on ice while sisters squabble over estate“, Emily Green, Nov. 22, 2016