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Estate & Probate Litigation / Will Contests - Serving Lancaster, PA

When a loved one feels slighted or unfairly cut out of a will, the ensuing dispute and litigation can be upsetting and extraordinarily challenging for the family members involved. Between emotional difficulties and legal complications, probate litigation can present serious challenges.

At May, May & Zimmerman, LLP, our estate litigation attorneys are here to make things easier. We represent plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of probate litigation matters, thorughly investigating claims of undue influence, fraud or mistakes. We will assist in collecting clear and convincing evidence that helps to support your position.

Whether you're in the middle of a will contest case that is threatening your fair share of an inheritance or want to contest the will of a late loved one, we listen carefully to your position and represent your interests resulting in the preservation of assets for the rightful beneficiaries.

Put our decades of combined trial experience to work for you. We've been helping families in estate and probate matters since 1929.

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Do You Have a Case?

While only an experienced estate litigation attorney can decide if you have a case worth pursuing, it pays to be prepared with some basic information before you talk with us.

Most probate disputes begin when a family member or other loved one feels unjustly cut out of the will. Accusations may arise that the will is invalid due to coercion, undue influence or lack of testamentary capacity. Sometimes the administrator or estate executor is challenged for breach of fiduciary duty, either through self-dealing, errors in accountings or some other critical issues.

Other issues that can arise in litigation include:

  • Allegations of forgery, in which a will was signed by someone other than the person identified as its maker
  • A mistake on the part of the person who signed the will
  • Lack of testamentary capacity, meaning that the maker of the will lacked the necessary understanding of his or her assets, or beneficiaries
  • Proof of Heirs
  • Ambiguous language in a will
  • Tortious Interference with a testator’s expressed wishes regarding his testamentary

If you suspect mishandling in the execution of a will or estate administration or if you are accused of mismanagement of estate assets or undue influence, we are here to help you defend your rights. May, May & Zimmerman, LLP offers decades of trial experience, along with one-on-one personal attention to help you obtain the best results possible.

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