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Contentious probate matters can't be handled emotionally

Probate issues are ones that can come between family members. These matters come up during a time when people are vulnerable because they just lost their loved one. It is a difficult time for everyone involved. If you are in the position of trying to handle your loved one's estate, make sure that you aren't letting your emotions rule the decisions you make.

We realize that you might still be upset about the death, especially if it was unexpected. This can make it difficult for you to deal with the stress of probate matters. We are here to help you work through all of these matters so that you can move forward with the remainder of your life.

There are some probate cases that turn contentious. These are usually associated with an heir not getting what they think they should. Heirs sometimes have a legal basis for challenging a will. When this happens, you might be in for a long battle in court.

Will contests can add time and expense to probating the estate. This can also divide families who don't see the situation in the same light. We realize the upheaval that this can cause. It is especially devastating when you are having an issue with a family member you are close to.

Sometimes, it might help to try to see the situation from both sides. Emotions might get in the way of you being able to do this, but trying to think logically might help. We can sit down with you and try to work out the options that you have so that you can come up with a plan.

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