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Protecting Your Legacy

Could family discussion lessen the chances of probate litigation?

by | Apr 12, 2018 | Probate Litigation |

Family relationships often prove difficult. While many Texas residents are able to get along well enough with their loved ones, there are still certain situations in which a rift could easily occur. In particular, if a parent dies and the contents of his or her estate plan come as a surprise, disagreements and possibly even probate litigation could take place.

In hopes of avoiding such outcomes, individuals may want to discuss their plans with their loved ones. Still, if one child has an issue with certain choices and another child disagrees on other details, parties can still have a difficult time finding the best way to create their plans. However, open communication can often help families better understand and potentially resolve conflicts before the need for litigation arises.

Some parties may not feel comfortable openly discussing their end-of-life wishes with their loved ones. While individuals could certainly create their plans and then allow the details to be revealed after death, it may not do much in terms of protecting assets for the family. Discussion may help people determine where their plans may need some work and open their eyes to other options.

Of course, no estate plan is perfect. While most do help individuals move through probate more smoothly, the chance for disputes still exists. If Texas residents are currently dealing with issues concerning their loved ones’ final wishes, they may wonder what their legal options are for fully addressing their concerns. Information on probate litigation may help them better understand what steps they could take.

Source: fa-mag.com, “What To Do When Your Client’s Family Can’t Get Along“, Amy A. Castoro, April 12, 2018