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What Is Estate Litigation?

Essex County Probate Attorney

Estate litigation involves lawsuits that arise during the probate of a recently deceased person's estate. Administering an estate is often difficult and time-consuming, even if the decedent left a valid will. Because the process is not clear cut and occurs after the passing of a loved one, it can be stressful and emotionally draining. When family members or beneficiaries begin to argue about their inheritance or how the estate is being managed, a lawsuit may be filed.

The Benefits of Enlisting an Attorney for Estate Litigation

Even if the estate administration hasn't been contentious, it can be beneficial to have an Essex County probate lawyer to help calm emotions between family members and answer questions and concerns. In the event that problems arise during administration, I prefer to negotiate for a peaceful resolution between the two parties first. If litigation cannot be prevented, however, I can represent your best interests effectively, as I am a New Jersey Supreme Court certified civil trial attorney.

My firm understands that administering an estate or trust is a difficult process, which is why I provide attentive representation to trustees and administrators. My team understands the pressure of handling another's estate and can defend and guide individuals in this position. The Law Office of Alice Beirne also represents beneficiaries who are not receiving their proper inheritance or trust funds as well as those who are suffering from estate mismanagement.

I can attentively assist you with the following estate litigation matters:

Choose a Proven West Orange Probate Lawyer

If you are seeking representation in estate litigation, you need an attorney you can trust. I have earned an AV® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, which means that my peers rank me at the highest level of professional excellence with regards to my legal knowledge, ethics, judgment and other abilities. In my 32 years of experience, I have also been selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers®. I pride myself on individually interacting with clients.


To learn how my firm can assist you in your unique situation, contact The Law Office of Alice Beirne today.

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