As too many families have found out for themselves, a loved one’s death can lead to more than grief. Too often the lack of a will or a poorly crafted will leads to court battles over an estate. While the preference is to create an estate plan that will lead to a swift and worry free probate administration, Robert W. Haley knows that is often not the case. In these instances, Robert W. Haley stands ready to protect your rights as an heir.
Many families today are “blended”, the product of two or more marriages where children may be born of one or another marriage. Without a will, the laws on intestacy are clear, but representation is vital, especially for the surviving spouse. It is almost impossible for a lay person to navigate the laws of spousal rights, elections, allowance and claims of augmented estate. At my firm, we stand ready to explain your rights and help you file the proper claims and elections in a timely manner.
Aside from the issues which are created by dying without a will which confronts a family, there are occasions when an heir may wish to question the validity of a will. Robert W. Haley has experience in litigation challenging the validity of a will based on adequacy of execution, undue influence and lack of testamentary capacity. Whatever the issue you may face Robert W. Haley stands ready to help.
The Law Office of Robert W. Haley assists clients with Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Probate and Estate Administration, Probate Litigation, Guardianships, Conservatorships, Advanced Estate Planning, Special Needs Planning and Pet Trusts in Bassett, Virginia as well as Stanleytown, Fieldale, Collinsville, Henry, Martinsville and Patrick Springs in Henry County, Franklin County, Martinsville County and Partick County.