Common Reasons for Pursuing Probate Litigation

When a person dies, one of the most important issues that must be resolved is how their estate will be administered. It can be hard to give the necessary attention to this type of concern when dealing with the emotional challenges that often accompany the death of a loved one, but the resolution of these issues can have important consequences, particularly for those who may have relied on the deceased for financial support.

Because of how important the issue of estate disbursement can be, it is not uncommon for those involved in this process to pursue probate litigation if they believe that the estate has been or will be wrongly administered. Probate litigation can be an important step to ensure that the decedent’s estate is transferred to those who it is intended for.

Reasons for Probate Litigation

There are a variety of circumstances in which individuals may choose to pursue probate litigation. The following are among the most common causes of probate litigation:

An individual died without leaving behind a will or instructions for how his/her estate should be administered

  • Disputes about paternity
  • Disputes about the validity of a will
  • The existence of multiple wills

These are just some of the issues that may prompt probate litigation and that litigation can help to resolve.

Contact a Probate Litigation Attorney in Chicago

If you need help with probate litigation, regardless of the circumstances, we’re fully prepared to offer our services. Contact the lawyers from Peck Ritchey, LLC, at (855) 328-5787 to learn more about what we can do for you.