Experienced Zanesville Probate Attorney
Probate disputes can arise when a loved one passes that result in serious rifts in relationships between family members and loved ones. Unfortunately, these rifts can result in rightful heirs being denied their share of property and assets that the deceased intended them to have. While defending your rights and interests in the probate court can be an uphill battle, an experienced probate litigation attorney can provide the legal help you need to ensure you need to get a successful result in your case.
At the Law Office of Mike Gertner, we provide the professional legal representation you need, at a time when you need it most. Our Zanesville probate attorney has over 40 years’ experience in successfully representing clients in the Ohio probate court. You can trust our firm to aggressively represent your case, helping to ensure that your loved one’s wishes are honored, and that you obtain the portion of any property or assets that are rightfully yours.
Representing Those in Zanesville, Ohio
The Ohio Revised Code provide legal rules and guidelines for how the probate court oversees the administration of an estate. When an individual who has passed, known as the decedent, leaves behind a will, trust, or other estate planning documents, the probate court works to ensure any claims against the estate are settled, all tax debts are paid, and that any remaining property passes to its rightful owners. Probate disputes often arise over both the intent of the decedent in providing for certain individuals, as well as concerns survivors often have about the overall way in which a person’s estate was handled by those in a position of trust. At the Law Office of Mike Gertner, we defend the rights of those involved in these types of disputes, providing the aggressive legal representation you need in the following types of matters:
- Will Contests
- Life Insurance Litigation
- Concealment of Assets and Inheritance Enforcement
- Changes In Beneficiary Litigation
- Joint Accounts With Caregivers Litigation
- Breach of Fiduciary Duty
- Trust & Will Construction Defects
Results Oriented Probate Litigation
For residents of Zanesville, probate proceedings are handled in the Muskingum County Probate Court. This court handles financial and property matters affecting the decedent and their survivors, dealing with any disputes that arise between family members and other parties which can have serious ramifications in terms of how the estate is administered and the inheritance rights of those involved. At the Law Office of Mike Gertner, our Zanesville probate attorney takes a results oriented approach in these matters, personally overseeing each to ensure the best possible outcome is reach. The following is just a small sample of the successful result our firm has achieved in the past for clients:
- A six figure settlement for a probate trust dispute involving two brothers, in which one brother failed to distribute to the other his rightful share of assets after their mother passed;
- Another six figure settlement for a widow who was wrongfully deprived of life insurance benefits from her late husband;
- Settlement of a dispute involving a business partnership, in which our client was being deprived of her late father’s share of assets from a previous business venture;
- Settlement of a claim involving improper changes to a will by another party after it had already been signed by the decedent.
Reach Out to Us Today for Professional Assistance
If you or someone you care about is facing probate issues that threaten your rights to an inheritance, get the professional legal representation you need and contact the Law Office of Mike Gertner today. Our Zanesville probate attorney works diligently to help ensure your legal rights and interests in these types of matters are protected, while providing you with the compassionate, comprehensive client service you deserve. For a personalized review of your particular case, call or contact our office online.