Franklin Probate Litigation Attorney
You never know when an estate dispute may arise.
In some cases, the issue may be an alleged breach of duty by an executor, trustee or other fiduciary. In others, there may be disagreements about the valuation of assets or the terms of a will or trust. If you find yourself involved in a dispute like this, it is important to get the legal counsel you need to protect your interests.
I am Judy A. Oxford, an attorney in middle Tennessee with many years of experience handling probate and estate litigation effectively. To arrange a complimentary consultation about your specific case, simply give me a call. Based in Franklin, I serve clients throughout the Nashville and middle Tennessee area.
What Is The Cause Of Dispute You Are In?
The administration of an estate involves many different situations can result in potential litigation. I can help you respond to situations that include:
- Breach of fiduciary duty — When someone takes on a fiduciary role such as the executor of a will or the trustee of a trust, there are certain obligations that go with it. If there are concerns in your case about neglect, fraud or self-dealing, I can assert your interests aggressively.
- Will contests — Disputes about the validity of a will can easily occur when a caregiver — who is perhaps a family member — seems to have exerted undue influence. There are also often disagreements when someone remarries and changes to the estate plan to reflect multiple children are not clear. I can guide you and your family toward the right resolution.
- Valuation disputes — Ultimately, administering an estate is about dividing up and distributing money and other assets fairly. This can be difficult in certain situations, as for example when shares of a family business are involved.
Resolving probate and estate issues such as these requires a strong knowledge of the court system, including the role of the Probate Court in Tennessee. My experience as a lawyer in family law and probate matters has enabled me to develop this knowledge. I have a proven ability to use it effectively on behalf of my clients.