Most people approach estate planning with a general idea of wanting to ensure that their loved ones receive assets in a timely fashion. This can mean putting together a basic document such as a will or partnering with a Michigan estate planning attorney to create a trust.
However, it is also important to consider the possibility of estate planning litigation in the future. There are many different types of estate litigation claims that can emerge after you have passed away.
Some of the most common grounds for estate litigation claims in Michigan include those associated with:
- Allegations of breach of fiduciary duty
- Undue influence
- Ambiguous or unclear terms in a trust or will
- Conservatorship or guardianship issues
All too often estate litigation involves disputes between family members, which can add an emotional component not present in other forms of litigation. And it will be your loved ones and the probate administration attorney who will be left to sort out these matters. But taking proactive steps in your estate planning today can minimize the chances of these problems emerging. Partnering with an experienced Michigan estate planning attorney can help decrease your family members’ chances of coping with these issues in the future.