When it comes to estate matters, a myriad of issues could affect you, whether you are in the early stages of setting up your estate plan or are struggling with your duties as an executor. At Joseph A. Ledwidge, we can sympathize with people who have encountered these challenges in all parts of New York. Unfortunately, they can create a rift between family members, which can be even more devastating after a loved one has passed away. As a result, you should try to work with your loved ones to lock in a positive outcome, regardless of the nature of your complications.
Whether you wish to remove someone who has been named the executor of an estate because you believe they have not lived up to their fiduciary duties or if you are accused of not managing an estate properly, it may be helpful to discuss things with your family. Unfortunately, this is not always possible, especially in cases where families are pitted against each other over probate topics or any estate matters. While family members who are close to one another (such as a spouse or children) should try to reach an agreement amicably, if possible, these issues can bring in others who may not have been as close to the decedent (such as a niece or cousin).
By finding a resolution peacefully, families may be able to prevent additional difficulties from arising in court or afterward. On our page dedicated to probate law, you can read more information about legal issues involving the probate process .