In this blog, we frequently discuss the many and varied probate issues that may arise in the wake of a loved one’s death. Estate planning tools like wills and trusts are intended to serve as a decedent’s voice and express his or her wishes with regard to the distribution of assets and property. At times, however, surviving family members may have concerns and questions about the contents and validity of these types of legal documents.

Ohio families who fear that a loved one was the victim of undue influence or fraud prior to passing may choose to seek legal advice and assistance. Likewise, disputes related to the inheritance of property or assets may arise in cases where a loved one failed to establish a will or to explicitly account for certain property or possessions in a will.

For family members who are grieving and reeling from the loss of a loved one, coming to terms with the possibility that his or her true wishes may not be carried out is often extremely emotional and difficult. Thankfully, families who are faced with this reality have options and can turn to a legal professional who handles probate litigation matters.

For roughly two decades, attorney Daniel F. Zigray has been helping Ohio residents who are dealing with probate issues. An attorney who handles probate litigation matters can assist individuals who wish to contest a will, remove a trustee or dispute an inheritance matter. Additionally, an attorney can assist in cases involving the guardianships of both minor-aged children and mentally or physically incapacitated adults.