Unfortunately, the death of a family member sometimes creates legal problems about how their property will be distributed. At Thomas & Burns, probate and trust litigation is the fastest growing area of our practice as the increase in the value of farm property has led to an increased number of family disputes over how it should be divided. Usually probate and trust litigation involve claims that an elderly person was taken advantage of by one family member to the detriment of the others. This leads to legal disputes about the validity of a will or trust or claims of undue influence. Our attorneys have successfully handled several such claims in recent years with our aim always being to get a legal result that would carry out the wishes of the elderly testator and distribute their property fairly within the family.
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