Conflict over Inheritance

When you create a will, the last thing you want is for your beneficiaries to end up embroiled in arguments and court battles over the items in your estate. Unfortunately, many people make decisions in their will that can unintentionally contribute to the development of conflict between family members and friends. Knowing what leads to these types of arguments can help you take steps to make sure your wishes are clearly understood and carried out accordingly.

If you are planning on creating a will that reflects your wishes clearly and assists your beneficiaries in avoiding conflict over your estate, the help of an experienced estate planning attorney can be invaluable. Contact a Houston estate planning attorney with Garg & Associates, P.C., today at 800-242-2151 to learn more about our services and how we can help you.

Factors that Lead to Disputes

The following items are common causes of fights over inheritance between beneficiaries that you may be able to avoid with careful planning:

  • Unexplained surprises
  • Poorly chosen or irresponsible executors
  • Failure to keep a will up to date
  • Failure to include items of sentimental value
  • Outside influence by beneficiaries on your legal dealings with an estate planner

The most important thing to remember when planning your estate is to be realistic. Family members will be reeling from a death in the family, and having a good executor that is communicative with beneficiaries and having specific explanations for any decisions that might be unexpected will go a long way in calming tensions that may arise.

Contact Us

If you are considering creating a will, a Houston estate planning attorney from Garg & Associates, P.C., can help. To learn more about avoiding common mistakes or contentious issues, contact us today at 800-242-2151.

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