Experienced Estate Planning Services

Involved In Will Contest?

If you have an interest in the estate of a friend or loved one and disputes have arisen regarding the validity of a will or trust or the value of property in the estate, you want an experienced attorney to protect your interests. If you are concerned that an executor is not acting properly, you need a knowledgeable attorney to explain your options so that you can make informed decisions.

Experienced Trial Attorney

At the Probate Law Center, PC, in St. Louis, I have more than 30 years of experience representing individuals and estates in probate litigation, including will contests. I have a thorough understanding of the claims that may be filed against an estate or an executor. I will aggressively represent and protect your rights. Contact me to schedule a free initial consultation.

Disinherited?

Many of the clients I represent file a will contest because they have been disinherited or otherwise excluded from the estate. I work closely with these clients to uncover evidence that demonstrates that the deceased intended to include the client in the will or in the distribution of assets from the estate. In other situations, I work to show that the deceased lacked the necessary mental capacity at the time the will or trust was prepared and executed to legally make such decisions.

I also develop evidence that may demonstrate undue influence or duress used to manipulate the deceased. In a few cases, there may be outright fraud by some to extract additional distributions from the estate.

Other Issues With Estate Distributions

I handle other disputes for parties that have an interest in an estate, including:

  • Creditors’ refusals. I represent clients in situations where creditors are owed money by a decedent and seek to open the probate estate in order to secure payment of the debt.
  • Spousal refusals. I handle cases involving spouses or widows who have paid debts greater than the value of the estate. Customarily, these debts are paid off, but not in full.

Contact Me

For experienced representation in probate litigation and will contests, call my St. Louis office at 314-272-4156 or contact me to set up a free initial consultation. My offices are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; evening, weekend, and in-home appointments are available upon request. I accept Visa and MasterCard.