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General Probate Litigation

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After the death of a loved one, you have a lot of emotional issues to deal with during your grieving process. Unfortunately, death also creates many legal responsibilities that need to be dealt with in a timely manner. This include the process of dividing up the estate of the deceased and carrying out all their wishes. This process can be confusing, and fraught with legal obstacles.

At Burns, Bryant, Cox, Rockefeller & Durkin, P.A., we understand that you need to take time to grieve the loss of a loved one. That's especially why we want to help. We can handle all the red tape and paperwork often associated with general probate litigation. We understand how the legal process works and can help you protect the legacy of the loved one who recently passed away. Our compassionate, caring New Hampshire probate and estate law attorneys want to work with you and take the legal burden off your shoulders.

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Attorneys Christine Rockefeller, Matthew Cox and Sarah Lavoie handle all types of general probate litigation, including litigation related to illness and end-of-life issues that might arise after death. Some of the matters that may be litigated in probate court include:

  • Guardianship: These proceedings occur when someone becomes unable to care for themselves and a guardian must be appointed by the court to manage their affairs.
  • Power of Attorney/Living Will disputes: The power of attorney grants someone the right to make decisions or act on your behalf. A living will outlines the types of medical intervention you may desire should the need arise. Many disputes arise in the wake of medical situations that may require taking extreme measures to save a life.
  • Financial Exploitation: When an incapacitated or deceased person's assets are threatened or stolen, probate litigation can help to restore those items to their rightful owners.
  • Will contests:  Things do not always go according to desired plans, even though a will is supposed to dictate who will receive specific estate assets. When a will is contested, the case is heard in probate court to determine if there were problems or issues that render parts of the will null and void.

These are just a few examples of the types of legal issues that can arise when someone is dying or has passed away. All of these issues must be treated delicately since these issues often involve family members and loved ones.

Our law firm understands the laws associated with probate litigation, and we can successfully advocate for your position. We handle cases with sensitivity, and will be compassionate to your cause and grief. To learn more about the types of legal services we can provide if you are involved in probate litigation, contact us today. We're here to help you when you need us most.

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