Skilled Handling Of Will Contests And Probate Disputes
The passing of a loved one frequently gives rise to conflicts among the survivors over the person’s estate. Suspicions about the will, missing heirlooms, the absence of a will, or accusations of misconduct all can escalate to legal action.
The law firm of Mitchell DeClerck, PLLC provides experienced advocacy in estate-related litigation. Through will and trust contests, we aim to make sure beneficiaries receive what they are supposed to receive. We practice in probate courts of Garfield County and surrounding counties of northwest Oklahoma.
Probate and Estate Litigation In Oklahoma
Our wills and trusts lawyer can represent heirs and beneficiaries, excluded heirs, personal representatives and trust administrators (trustees) in will contests, trust litigation and related disputes:
- Lack of testamentary capacity
- Improperly witnessed or notarized will
- Fraud or forgery
- Undue influence (e.g., a recently changed will)
- “Lost heirs” asserting claims on the estate
- Missing or misappropriated assets
- Trust mismanagement
- Breach of fiduciary duty
Will contests can pit siblings against each other and cause long-term rifts in families. We strive to resolve disputes in a way that keeps the family peace, but when necessary our trial lawyers will strongly assert our client’s inheritance rights in court proceedings.