Surrogate Litigation

Will Contest Attorney Brooklyn, New York

Contesting a Will in New York

In New York, surrogate litigation is the court fight over a deceased person's estate. The court battle over the estate and the distribution of assets can be emotionally draining and time-consuming for beneficiaries, executors, representatives and other family members.

When you are involved in surrogate litigation, contact will contest attorneys in Brooklyn, New York, at Polizzotto & Polizzotto, LLC. Our experienced estate planning and litigation attorneys will prepare an aggressive case to protect your interest in the estate.

Will Contests and Other Causes of Surrogate Litigation

Any litigation regarding the estate of a deceased is surrogate litigation with the most common being a will contest. Valid reasons to object to a will, include:

  • Will formation
  • Undue influence
  • Disinherited family member

Other common situations that cause surrogate litigation include right of election issues, such as a disinheritance of a spouse, and wrongdoing by the executor, such as fraud.

On Either Side of the Battle, You Want a Skilled Attorney

Our Brooklyn, New York, attorneys focus on estate planning and litigation issues. When you come to us, you don't have to worry about our ability to effectively handle your surrogate litigation. We will represent your interests persuasively and aggressively in Surrogate's Court.

We have previously represented a disinherited wife after her deceased husband left his estate to his girlfriend. In representing the disinherited wife, we successfully contested the will to allow our client to receive her share of the estate. This type of surrogate litigation, called right of election litigation, benefits from a knowledgeable attorney who has experience dealing with will contest and other litigation issues.

Contact Brooklyn, New York, Lawyers

We represent those contesting a will, as well as parties defending a will contest. Our estate planning and litigation experience is extensive. The risks of hiring an inexperienced attorney include not receiving the inheritance. For skilled representation, contact Polizzotto & Polizzotto, LLC,