Will and Trust Construction in New York

Will and Trust Evaluation in Construction and Language

Ideally, a will and/or trust is written in clear, unambiguous language. However, there are cases in which these issues are open to interpretation, and there are ambiguities with regard to the division and distribution of assets, the identity of the beneficiaries and tax issues related to the estate. Novick & Associates has represented interested parties in asking the court for its interpretation of any and all ambiguous language. Every will and trust is written with specific language, some of which can be less than clear with regard to the actual inheritance due to one or more parties, how assets should be divided or other crucial issues.

New York Estate Litigation Attorney Evaluating Wills and Trusts

If you believe you have a right to claim some portion of an estate and need to get the will or trust evaluated with regard to construction and language and whether a legal action could be successful, a New York estate litigation lawyer from Novick & Associates, PC can assist you. We are committed to protecting the rights of beneficiaries and are prepared to take action if there has been any miscarriage of justice, ambiguous language in a will or trust or other matter that requires a high level of skill and legal knowledge in estate matters. We believe that if you are a beneficiary or fiduciary, and you need assistance in clarifying a confusing will or trust document, you deserve the highest quality legal counsel to assist you.

Legal issues surrounding wills and trusts and the language in which they were drafted will be decided in Surrogate's Court. Our legal team has over 30 years of experience and has appeared in court on countless occasions to get these issues resolved and to seek the court's decision in matters involving wills and trusts that have ambiguous language that is open to interpretation. We have a high personal interest in protecting the rights of clients that may have rights to some portion of an estate, and can evaluate the construction of the trust with regard to the final distribution of assets when it will be beneficial to our clients.

Contact a New York estate planning attorney for more information about an evaluation of a will or trust, and whether there are ambiguities that could favor your interests.

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