Probate Litigation Attorneys in Murfreesboro
Representing Heirs & Estates when Disputes Arise
While probate was designed to bring an orderly process to a complex, emotional time, it is not uncommon for heated disputes to arise. If a disagreement occurs during the probate process or at any point of estate administration, we encourage you to seek the counsel of an experienced law firm.
At Murfree & Goodman, PLLC, our lawyers have extensive experience guiding our clients through the full range of legal matters during the probate process. In Murfreesboro and communities throughout Tennessee, we stand ready to provide representation to individuals asserting legal claims to an estate.
Consult with our Murfreesboro probate litigation lawyers by calling (615) 895-7000 now. We’re ready to put our wisdom to work for you.
When Is Probate Litigation Required?
Probate litigation occurs when one party believes that a wrong was committed at some point during the probate process. At this point, they hire a team of probate litigation lawyers to file the appropriate petition.
There are numerous situations that can ultimately result in probate litigation, including:
- Will contests: Perhaps the most common type of litigation arises when there are challenges to the will itself. Whether it is argued that the deceased lacked the required capacity to make the will, undue influence was exerted upon the deceased during the making of the will, it is claimed that the will is forged, or it is claimed that the will is simply invalid, these disputes often need to be settled in court.
- Recovery of estate property: Often stemming from disappointment or a disagreement with the will itself, it is not uncommon for heirs to argue that the deceased gave away property that should have belonged to someone else. These claims can center on the receiver committing fraud, the receiver exercising undue influence, or the deceased’s actual intent in giving away the property.
- Breach of fiduciary duty: An administrator or executor has a strict financial duty to the estate and the heirs. It is not uncommon for heirs to claim that the administrator is not acting in the best financial interests of the estate. Likewise, an administrator might need a skilled attorney to defend his or her actions. At Murfree & Goodman, PLLC, we have experience representing both heirs and executors in probate litigation.
Our Murfreesboro probate litigation attorneys represent people in litigation centered on dividing up family businesses and resolving family disputes. We represent heirs and estates when disputes arise and encourage individuals to schedule a consultation at the earliest indication of trouble.
With a comprehensive estate plan in place, clearly legalized by our wills and trust attorneys, you can worry less. Murfree & Goodman, PLLC, can support you in determining exactly what will happen to your assets upon your death and knowing that the potential for family conflicts has been mitigated.
With more than 50 years of experience, our estate planning lawyers have seen it all. If you are involved in probate litigation, rely on our knowledgeable legal team to effectively guide you every step of the way. We can help you understand the process and provide reliable legal advice to ensure you make the right decisions for you and your family.
Broad Range of Clients
Our lawyers have represented a broad range of clients, including local families, Tennessee businesses, regional and national real estate developers, and large corporations with a global reach.
Focused Fields of Practice
We have extensive experience representing clients with Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate and Business Law matters. Make us your first call. If we cannot help you, we will refer you to someone who can!
Established History in Our Community
We have served clients in Tennessee and beyond for over 50 years and have deep rooted history in the community of Murfreesboro. We continue to promote and sponsor our beloved hometown continuously.
We're a family-based firm that understands the importance of tackling every case with personalized and strategic solutions.
Do you need legal guidance regarding Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate or Business Law? We have extensive experience and will approach your case with a custom tailored solution.