Florida trust & estate litigation questions are usually raised by a beneficiary excluded from a will or estate or trust.
Emotions run high when a beneficiary feels forced to hire a lawyer for trust and estate litigation. Hiring the best Florida trust & estate litigation is a priority. Make sure the attorney has your confidence, your trust and the skill required to handle your case.
Let’s walk through some of the scenarios when top Florida trust & estate litigation attorney L. Reed Bloodworth hears from clients.
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Reed usually hears from a Florida trust & estate litigation beneficiary left out of a will or trust or estate. It’s sudden or unexpected and the beneficiary may not live in Florida where a parent lived, but the case will be handled in Florida.
It’s likely that a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, sibling or spouse has died or is near death when the issue of the will, trust and estate planning is first addressed. If you’re confused about a parents’ plan, a sibling’s or a spouses’ trust & estate plan, call an attorney. Please don’t muddle through complex language and look up your answers on the Internet. Florida trust & estate litigation law is clear and is different from other state law.
When to Call a Trust & Estate Litigation Attorney
A family may talk about a will, or a trust & estate of a loved one, friend or relative arises and uncomfortable, unpleasant discussions begin. Maybe tempers flare among family members, step-family, ex-spouses, current spouses can get uncomfortable.
“The closest families can get mad if they’re left off as a beneficiary in a Florida trust, will or estate,” Reed said. “Deceit and accusations only make things worse, so try to stay calm and keep from saying anything you’ll regret later.”
Sometimes, beneficiaries call Reed after a lawyer or executor chosen by a person who has died–a decedent–first contacts siblings, spouses, ex-spouses and friends after the person dies to meet or talk about final plans.
Siblings caring for a longtime or suddenly ill parent asks whether there is a trust and estate plan, a will, an executor and clear understanding by the beneficiaries involved. One family member may know and others may not know.
There is a sudden or unexpected change in an estate, a will or a trust that sends a family into an emotional situation.
There are multiple problems with a person who is gravely ill or near death and emotions, finance, siblings, ex- and current spouse issues come up for the first time.
One sibling tackles the often emotional conversation with family members over a will, trust or estate.
What Should You Do if You’re Removed As A Beneficiary?
The most likely reason for trust and estate litigation occurs after a person or several siblings discover changes in a will, trust and or estate remove them as beneficiaries. What should you do if you’re removed as a beneficiary?
Talk with a trust & estate LITIGATION attorney. It’s a good idea to call a trust and estate litigator–an attorney who handles lawsuits over wills, estates and trusts. A trust and estate attorney may not be a litigator and there is a big difference in what the litigator will do vs. what the non-litigator will do.
The excluded beneficiary or beneficiaries are possibly shocked and occasionally angry. Finger pointing may occur. Without clear answers, rationale for the removal of any beneficiary or major or minor change to what was assumed or believed to be in a trust & estate or a will can go sideways and tempers may flare.
What Should You Do First If You’re Left Out of a Will, Trust, or Estate?
The challenge for the beneficiary is what should you do first if you’re left out of a will, trust, or estate? Take a breath, calm down and speak with the best trust and estate litigation lawyer you can find in Florida. Florida has a high senior population and trust and estate litigation is very common.
However, L. Reed Bloodworth is a top Trust and Estate Litigation attorney. Reed has worked in trust & estate litigation since 2004 and has extensive experience handling and resolving these issues.
Call Reed Bloodworth at 407-777-8541 to begin at least talking about what happened to you. Get on the phone and go through your list of questions with Reed first. You need to sort out your situation and get real answers from Reed.
Reed answers all messages left for him, all voicemails and calls that leave messages that first come to the 407-777-8541. Reed will not keep you waiting for a response. If the call goes to voicemail this means that Reed is in court, in an airplane, or driving, or meeting with clients. Reed will always call you back and speaks with you directly.
You can expect a call from Reed and he’ll know who you are and the gist of your situation. You can fill him in on what’s happening when you get a call back. You may also e-mail Reed at Reed@LawyerFightsForYou.com Reed will call before, during and after business hours. He’s also available weekends.
While it’s easy to say that there’s a will in place, or that the estate planning is completed, or that a trust is clearly setup, when a change occurs that affects beneficiaries, anger, sadness, frustration, accusations may begin. Be calm, be patient and know that Florida laws are clear.
Reed is experienced in how to handle trust & estate litigation. Talk with Reed and he will walk through your case step by step. He’ll listen to what you say and answer your questions. Never hesitate to ask a question because the law is complicated. Reed will help you understand what may happen or what to expect and what your options are if you are no longer a beneficiary.