The loss of a loved one can be a devastating experience and is difficult to overcome. The loss is compounded when family members disagree about what should happen to a loved one’s property, or when they learn that he or she was financially exploited by a caregiver. We, at Brown Kiely LLP, have experience handling many types of intricate estate disputes, including cases involving Will interpretations and inheritance rights, and we can help you deal with the challenging and sensitive issues that arise. For a consultation with the estate litigation lawyers Maryland residents turn to for legal advice, call Brown Kiely LLP.
Understanding Estate Litigation
If you have lost a loved one, you might have recently filed the Will with the probate court, or may be in a position in which you are unsure about what you should do. On the other hand, a dispute might have arisen and you are thinking about calling one of the leading estate litigation lawyers in Maryland. This may be a good idea, especially if an argument is underway and you’re concerned about the assets held in the estate.
Our Maryland estate litigation lawyers have decades of experience in estate-related matters that are not limited to planning estates, but also include contesting and litigating them. If you are looking for a qualified, knowledgeable estate litigation lawyer, look no further than Brown Kiely LLP.
As leading estate litigation lawyers Maryland has to offer, we know that litigation can arise from a very broad range of issues. Most will involve at least one of the following:
Our estate planning lawyers in Maryland know that family dynamics can be complicated, and a dispute can cause a negative ripple-like effect in the family unit. We have known of many families to break apart in the aftermath of a dispute regarding an estate. It is our goal to navigate difficult situations like this with the intention of getting the right results. Rest assured, we strive to be mindful of the emotions of all those involved, but while keeping our clients’ interests at the forefront.
We hope to resolve the dispute before it goes to court and long before relationships are lost. Our Maryland estate litigation lawyers are very good at finding practical solutions through mediation, negotiation, and private family meetings. In some cases, these proactive attempts for a resolution are not successful. In this case, a judge may need to hear the case and make a ruling based upon what is demonstrated in court. If this should happen, we will be there to represent you and your case.
When a Dispute Occurs
If you are a named heir, a Trustee, an executor, or someone who feels as if they were disinherited from an estate, you can file a petition of dispute with the Maryland Probate Court. In general, you will need an estate litigation lawyer to help you. As you think about your options, it is recommended that you avoid doing the following:
Estate litigation is a complex area of the law, and will likely take a great amount of time before a resolution is met. For this reason, it is important that you have a legitimate reason to proceed with the process. Estate litigation lawyers in Maryland can listen to what is going on, answer your questions, and help you to understand whether or not you have a case. Call Brown Kiely LLP, now.
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So how did he do it? The first thing that resonates with Dan is that he is experienced. What comes with that is a network of litigants, practitioners and experts that understand Dan’s methodology of presentation. Secondly, Dan maintains balance through what can be an adversarial legal process. That proves invaluable when the legal system becomes arduous. Lastly, to accomplish what we asked of Dan, he had to become a part of our family. Dan’s obligation to us required that he understand the value of my loved one’s presence in our family. In doing so, there were countless after hour phone calls, as well as impromptu out of state visits. So before we lost our patriarch, we gained a brother.
You’ll find lawyers far and wide who will claim to have subject matter expertise. That very well may or may not be the case. But if and when you need an attorney who’s production is unparalleled over an extensive period of time and who will present your viewpoint to the extent that you are advocated for, your risk of loss is reduced and you maximize the ability to be fairly heard, Dan Brown is clearly the choice for your needs.
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