Strong Advocacy In Probate Litigation

When a loved one passes away, family members can face many challenges during a time of tremendous grief. Disputes over inheritance rights are not always about the money. In some situations, a child lives in the family home and may not want to move, causing friction with other family members about how the home should be distributed in the probate and estate administration process.

Even when a detailed estate plan exists, there may be evidence of coercion, undue influence or duress when a will, trust or other estate planning document was recently changed. Beneficiaries, legatees, heirs or others may dispute the meaning of a document, leading to a contested dispute over how assets should be distributed, or who should have control of the family business.

More Than 36 Years Of Experience To Protect Your Inheritance Rights

Zapolis & Associates, P.C., in Mokena, has served Northern Illinois for more than 36 years as a premier estate planning and probate law firm. The depth and breadth of our experience in analyzing complex trust and probate disputes is grounded in a strong command of Illinois estates and trust law. Our lawyers also have substantial experience in the courtroom. We know how to prepare and present a solid case, aimed at achieving effective results.

We understand that family dynamics and the nature of probate disputes often involve escalated emotions during a time of grief. While you need a strong trial lawyer, we seek to resolve probate and trust disputes as efficiently as possible.

Family members often need assistance in resolving complex disagreements, but do not want to tear the family apart. Our attorneys look to resolve disputes amicably, when possible to reduce the financial and emotional costs. However, when the opposing party will not reasonably settle, we have the experience and skills to fight to protect the best interests of our clients at trial. In either situation, our goal is to obtain the best possible results.

Our trial lawyers can stand strong in court to protect your inheritance rights across the spectrum of probate and trust administration disputes:

  • Will contests, including issues involving undue influence or competency of the testator
  • Trust litigation
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Misconduct of a personal representative, administrator or trustee in handling assets
  • Misappropriation of assets
  • Guardianship litigation

Speak Confidentially With A Seasoned Probate Litigation Attorney In A Free Consultation

To learn more how our courtroom skills and knowledge of the law can be your advantage in resolving your probate dispute, we invite you to contact us online or call 708-390-8936. Based in Mokena, we serve the Chicago metropolitan area and all of Northern Illinois. Weekend and evening appointments are available by request.