In the event of a family member’s death, the process of probate – or the legal process that occurs in relation to the deceased’s assets and debts – can oftentimes turn contentious, particularly when there are large sums of money involved. When family members present different, competing versions of a will, the probate process becomes even more complicated, as is the case with the recent death of 79-year-old W. Marvin Rush II.
Category: Probate and Fiduciary Litigation
Probate and guardianship disputes can become highly contentious as family members and heirs fight over real estate, personal property, and even loved ones. These disputes often involve more than just financial issues but, may be fueled by sibling rivalry, which can quickly escalate the situation and jeopardize everyone’s best interests.