Probate disputes or litigation is often a last recourse for families of a recently passed loved one. In fact, countless legal documents and wills are drafted precisely to avoid contested probate matters. The classic motivations behind extended litigation may be there: resentment, greed and revenge. However, more often than not, these factors don’t play a role in probate litigation. Rather, the disputes stem from circumstances which, while avoidable prior to the person’s death, are now thrust to the forefront.
While there may be a multitude of reasons for a probate disagreement, some factors tend to appear in cases more frequently than others.