Edmonds Probate Litigation Attorney
If you are searching for an Edmonds probate litigation lawyer, I can represent you and take action to help resolve probate matters, including disputes regarding wills and trusts. I am attorney Jim Johanson, and I have an extensive background serving in civil court, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in probate litigation and estate litigation. I have over 20 years of experience as a litigator, and I am proud of my many successes for those I represent. I am also a member of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Washington State Association for Justice.
Probate is the process in which a will is validated so that the estate can be distributed to the named heirs. There are various problems that can arise during the process, including will challenges, accusations regarding financial matters or undue influence, and other matters that can stall the process of probate indefinitely. I understand the importance of getting these issues resolved quickly and effectively, and at a reasonable cost. Your specific legal issue could involve accusations of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, cases of claims of asset mismanagement, and a range of other issues. I can advise you about the various options that could bring your matter to a resolution, and what legal actions must be taken to protect you and your interests.
These legal matters are of great concern, particularly if you are a family member and are now involved in a dispute that is affecting personal relationships. The legal problems surrounding probate litigation can become a burden, both financially and personally. It is imperative that you get legal representation from an Edmonds probate litigation lawyer with years of experience in this complex area of law. My firm is known for providing high quality counsel in a range of civil matters, including representing plaintiffs and defendants in probate litigation. Contact my firm so that we can discuss the legal situation, and I can advise you of the best course of action.
Estate litigation consists of disputes within a family related to issues of aging, disability, and death. Johanson Law Group, Inc. is a trusted legal source for people experiencing estate litigation. My clients include heirs and beneficiaries of estates and those given the responsibility to administer an estate. Conflicts and disputes concerning wills, estates with no wills, and other probate situations are rarely ever easy to solve because the wishes of someone who has passed are either unclear or unknown.
What is estate litigation?
When people disagree about their individual rights concerning a deceased person's property, this is referred to as estate litigation, or probate. The person being fought over could either be still alive but aging or ill, or a deceased family member.
There are different causes of estate litigation that include:
- Question of the validity of a will
- Question of the competency of the deceased
- Question as to ownership of an asset
- Dispute about the terms of a will
- Dispute about intestate succession
- Breach of fiduciary duty claims
Washington's probate disputes are governed by TEDRA, the Trust and Estate Dispute Resolution Act which helps estate litigation be resolved as soon as possible. My firm comprehensively understands TEDRA and can help you take advantage of its allowances that will make a difference in your case.
Preservation of Family Rights
An issue of probate requires sensitivity and respect because it involves more than just legal matters. Estate litigation is a dispute between family members which is why it must be handled with care. The fragility that comes with estate litigation is in place because family relations are at stake and they are at odds with one another. It also requires that the litigation be handled in a timely manner. My goal is to pursue a resolution that protects the rights of my clients while at the same time preserving the family's bond and restoring a foundation for a lasting relationship.
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Wrongful Death Claim $400,000
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He has a depth and breadth of experience few attorneys possess. Jim and his team work hard to provide top-tier quality legal services and strategies.- John D.
"I cannot thank you enough"Jim & Shaun, I cannot thank you enough for all you did for me with my case; it meant a great deal to me.- A.B.
Because of your hard work and expertise my daughter has been exonerated!- R.B.
You have given Jake his life back and we can't thank you enough for fighting for our son.- Michelle & Michael S.