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Probate disputes and the holidays

Probate disputes can take shape for all sorts of reasons. In some instances, a dispute may arise because of misunderstandings about a loved one's estate plan. Beneficiaries may believe that the executor did not carry out fiduciary duties properly or an executor might believe they have been wrongfully accused of breaching their duties. Regardless, these disputes can be quite difficult for families to manage and this is often especially true during the holidays. If you plan on attending a holiday celebration in the near future, or are worried about the impact this dispute may have on your family, it is smart to do what you can to minimize tensions.

Sometimes, people try to avoid each other in the middle of a dispute over a probate matter, knowing that contact might escalate tensions. It is never a good idea to escalate the situation, but escalation may be inevitable in certain instances, especially if people come face-to-face at a family party. During these times, heated arguments may occur or there may be an uncomfortable atmosphere that affects the celebration. If possible, you should try to be cautious with what you say and address the situation with care.

By navigating to the area of our law office's site that covers probate law, you will have the opportunity to go over more on probate disputes. We know how emotional these disagreements can be and believe it is essential for those involved in a dispute to try and clear up confusion as well as protect their interests.

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