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Skilled Understanding For Will And Estate Litigation

As part of his practice, Stanley West has developed a niche in handling complex will, fiduciary, and estate litigation. Whether you are contesting a will, believe a power of attorney was used to improperly transfer assets, or in cases involving breach of fiduciary duty allegations, he has the experience you need in these challenging cases.

Mr. West has been involved in multiple will cases and undue influence cases resulting in recoveries in excess of $1 million.

Representing Your Interests In Estate And Probate Litigation

If you are involved in a family situation where there is a dispute about the handling of assets or making of a will, Stanley West of Clarke, Phifer, Vaughn, Brenner, and McNeill, PLLC will be glad to set up a consultation to discuss those matters. Mr. West has experience in litigating these cases at the Superior Court level and in the appellate courts.

Stanley West knows how to conduct the necessary discovery and investigation to uncover the paper trail that is often the key to success in such matters.

Mr. West’s substantial experience in matters concerning the mediation and litigation of estate disputes pertains to a variety of issues, such as:

  • Estate administration misconduct
  • Will contests
  • Will validity or enforceability
  • Breaches of fiduciary duty
  • Power of attorney abuses
  • Conflicts of interests
  • Trustee, executor or administrator removal and replacement
  • Undue influence, or other concerns with the procurement of a will or other transfer of property
  • Undue influence in obtaining asset transfers from a victim during that person’s lifetime.
  • Lack of capacity to make a will or transfer assets
  • Undue influence in creation of joint bank accounts
  • Unclear or ambiguous terms in wills or trusts
  • Drafting errors

We Will Help Protect Your Rights

Some of these cases involve wills or asset transfers pushed on elderly family members, others result from unwarranted estate challenges from expectant heirs. In any event, it is important to recognize that these estate matters are very time sensitive.

In cases of self-dealing, misappropriation of assets and other breaches of fiduciary duty, Stanley West will advocate for the rightful beneficiaries. He understands the sensitive dynamics present in these cases.

It is important to identify and protect your legal rights in an estate and to preserve estate assets from misappropriation or loss of value. For a consultation on how Mr. West can help you, contact him at 910-692-5100 or use our online contact form.


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