New York City Estate Litigators: Contested Accounting Claims
An estate is simply all the things that your loved one owned before he or she died, including real and personal property, bank accounts, insurance, investments and retirement accounts. After your loved one dies, these assets must be distributed by an executor of the estate, an estate administrator or a trustee and debts and expenses owed by the estate must be paid. Assets are distributed according your love one's wishes in a will or trust.
The person who is distributing assets of the estate or the fiduciary by law is not supposed to benefit from his or her position of responsibility. If you as a beneficiary feel that the fiduciary has broken the law, you may have grounds for a contested accounting lawsuit.
Contact Connors And Sullivan Attorneys At Law, PLLC
The best way to find out if you have a valid contested accounting claim is to consult with a skilled estate litigation attorney at Connors And Sullivan Attorneys At Law, PLLC in one of our New York City offices in Brooklyn (Bay Ridge), Queens (Middle Village, Bayside) and Manhattan (Midtown). Call us today at 718-238-6500 or 212-737-2700 or contact us by e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation.
Our estate litigation attorneys can help you hold the fiduciary accountable for negligence or fraud. Our attorneys have ample experience in State and federal tax law, as well as forensic accounting practices. We have successfully litigated many of the following breaches of fiduciary duty, including:
- Failure to account for all the assets of the estate
- Transferring assets from the estate to the fiduciary
- Failure to close the estate or pay taxes in a timely manner
- Failure to provide needed information to all interested parties
- Failure to distribute assets according to your loved one's wishes
Skilled in Estate Litigation
The New York City attorneys at Connors And Sullivan Attorneys At Law, PLLC have more than 25 years of experience in legal practice, including estate litigation. While we try to settle estate litigation conflicts amicably, we will not hesitate to litigate if we feel it is in our client's best interest.
We believe that every client should receive the inheritance that has been set aside for him or her in the terms of a loved one's will or trust. For assistance with a contested will or contested accounting concern, contact Connors And Sullivan Attorneys At Law, PLLC at 718-238-6500 or 212-737-2700. If you have questions about property valuation or estate litigation, feel free to contact us online to schedule an appointment with an experienced estate planning lawyer.