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Estate Controversies in Chicago

Litigation can be a difficult experience for clients. Controversies related to wills, trusts and probate are especially difficult because they often involve disputes among family members.

The Chicago will and trust contest lawyer of Sylvester Law Firm believes that efforts should be made to resolve estate-related controversies before involving the Court. However, if the "other side" is unwilling to "set things straight," then a lawsuit is appropriate and necessary, and it should be AGRESSIVELY pursued without delay.

If you are involved in a trust or estate controversy, you need a Chicago, Cook County and Lake County will contest attorney who knows how anxiety ridden the litigation process can be, and who will be sensitive to your emotional and financial concerns.

You need an agressive Chicago, Cook County and Lake County estate litigation attorney who will seek to keep costs of litigation to a minimum, and who will seek to resolve your case as efficiently as possible.

Of course, you also need a Chicago will contest lawyer who has a thorough understanding of the intricacies of wills, trusts and probate estates, and who will AGRESSIVELY pursue your legal interests.

The Chicago will and trust contest attorney of Sylvester Law Firm is the right person to turn to when you are involved in any of the following or similar circumstances:

  • The executor or trustee has embezzled money.
  • There is a fight over who should serve as the executor.
  • The executor or trustee is favoring one beneficiary over another.
  • The fiduciary is using his/her position of authority to benefit himself/herself.
  • You suspect there are problems with how the will or trust was signed and witnessed.
  • You are owed money that is part of an estate or trust account.
  • You suspect that the executor or trustee did not properly protect and invest assets.
  • The trust or will maker was not competent at the time of the signing of the will.
  • The trustee has failed to provide required accountings for the trust.
  • The executor or trustee has not completely accounted for all assets.
  • The trustee unjustifiably refuses to make a distribution to you.
  • Your spouse disinherited you.
  • You and your siblings disagree about what your parent(s) wanted.
  • The decedent's will or trust is a product of undue influence.
  • The terms of a will or trust are not clear.
  • The will or trust violate the terms of an earlier pre-nuptial agreement.
  • The agent under a power of attorney mishandled assets.

You are invited to call us at (847) 251-2999 to discuss your case.

If you call, you will get answers to your questions: Have I been wronged? Do I need a lawyer? How do I hire a lawyer? Will I have to go to court? What steps can I take to avoid a trial? Should I settle out of court? What will it cost?

If you are involved in a Chicago or Lake County will or trust contest, whether as a beneficiary, executor or trustee, you should only work with an attorney who has a dedicated focus on representing clients in Cook County and Lake County will contest cases.

The Chicago trust and estate litigation lawyer of Sylvester Law Firm has a dedicated focus on Chicago and Lake County will and trust contest cases. Call us today at (847) 251 - 2999 to discuss how we can help you in your will, trust or probate controversy.

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