Disputes and Estate Litigation Attorney in Boston, Massachusetts

What types of probate issues lead to litigation?

Boston, MA commercial litigation attorney Robert R. Berluti talks about the common issues that lead to probate litigation.

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the types of issues that lead to probate
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litigation are not dissimilar than those
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that lead to business litigation that is
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siblings or family members have
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obviously long relationships with each
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other and they believe that for whatever
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the reasons are they might be entitled
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to more than just their proportionate
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share that they may take under an estate
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or sometimes there’s a scenario where
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the decedent the person that died left
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this disproportionate amounts under
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their will or trust documents and that
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causes you know ears or beneficiaries to
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want to stake out what they believe is
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their just claim so in doing that they
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sometimes try to have influence on who
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the personal representative would be of
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the estate or the trustee of the trust
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and so there are there’s litigation
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around that that is who’s going to be
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the personal representative you know
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other times they try to challenge the
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amounts that were left to them and they
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try to claim there was some undue
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influence on the you know on the
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decedent so you know like anything
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people have a different have their own
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view about their contributions and their
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worth if you will to the person who
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passed away and that can lead to
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litigation
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