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Resolving Disputes Over Wills, Trusts And Succession

When family members dispute the terms of a will or contest the way a succession is administered, emotions run high. Family members often become entrenched in their positions, and it can be difficult to keep the succession process moving. These situations can contain so much animosity that many lawyers will not accept cases involving contested successions.

Attorney R. Scott Buhrer has successfully handled numerous succession dispute cases. He carefully and insightfully walks clients through all of their legal options under Louisiana law while closely considering cost factors and other practical issues. At all stages of these cases, Mr. Buhrer draws upon his decades of legal experience to provide the powerful, dedicated advocacy that his clients need when dealing with highly emotional and troublesome legal situations.

Mr. Buhrer’s effective dispute resolution techniques and client-focused practice have led to him being AV Preeminent peer review rated* through Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available to an attorney.

Contested Succession Situations

Circumstances that require a succession administrator to defend against legal actions typically arise in two situations:

  1. When the will itself is disputed. Many times, those challenging the succession will claim that the person who made the will was not competent and that the will should be declared invalid.
  2. When there is an attack on the way a succession is administered. In these situations, the actions of the executor, instead of the terms of the will, are called into question.

In either situation, it is imperative to have the assistance of a seasoned Metairie contested successions attorney.

In addition to defending administrators during probate litigation, Mr. Buhrer is also able to assist those who wish to contest a succession. On either side of a succession dispute, Mr. Buhrer’s clients benefit from his powerful advocacy and cost-effective legal techniques.

Contact A New Orleans Will Contest Attorney

The Buhrer Law Firm is conveniently located near Lakeside Mall and has readily available street-level parking. To schedule an initial consultation, contact the firm online or by calling 504-541-6997 or 800-636-0784.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.