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Monmouth County Estate Litigation Attorney

A will is supposed to prevent disputes. But if the document was poorly drafted, family members suspect foul play, or the person had no will, a court may have to settle the resulting conflict.

Hoyle Law, LLC provides strong, experienced advocacy in probate litigation. We have over 20 years of experience in these sensitive and complex family issues. Based in Monmouth County, we represent any party in disputes in Asbury Park, Monmouth, Ocean and surrounding counties of New Jersey. Call 732-988-9595.

Will Contest Litigation

Disputes arise when the whole estate or unexpected share is left to one child, and siblings are cut out of inheritance. In that case, we can be hired to defend or challenge the validity of the will:

  • Undue influence – Someone gains the confidence of the deceased, resulting in a re-writing of the will to his or her favor or the exclusion of other heirs
  • Incompetence – The deceased was near death or suffering from dementia, and lacked the mental capacity or lucidity to execute a new will
  • Fraud – The signature was forged, the will was not properly signed and witnessed, or a recent will was destroyed.

Another source of will contests is disputed valuation of assets or a closely held business, or distribution of assets not referenced in the will.

Breach of Fiduciary Duty

The executor or administrator of an estate may be accused of misappropriating funds, mishandling the transfer of assets, or taking too long to settle probate matters. Hoyle Law can (a) represent other heirs on behalf of the estate to petition for the fiduciary’s removal, or (b) represent the fiduciary to demonstrate that they have been honest and diligent in their duties.

There is so much at stake in a will contest including money, justice, and the wishes of the deceased. Our firm will guide you through this difficult time and fiercely protect your legal interests. Arrange a consultation at 732-988-9595.

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As a retired New Jersey Superior Court Judge, I have known John G. Hoyle III, Esq., for many years…we now turn to John to file guardianship applications on the hospital's behalf seeking the appointment of a guardian to make decisions that are in the best interest of these patients…
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