Settling Estate Disputes In Court

Emotions are often heightened after a loved one's death, which can make it difficult to solve even the most straightforward problems. When your loved one's possessions are the source of conflict, it may be necessary to address these matters in court.

For over 20 years, our attorneys at Cantor & Meyer, P.C., have secured favorable outcomes for our Delaware County clients struggling with personal disputes. Neil Meyer, our firm's estate lawyer, can represent your interests in negotiations, hearings, or full-fledged estate litigation, including appeals to Superior Court or to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Using his substantial litigation and estate law experience, he will study your case to determine the best course of action to pursue.

Contesting Wills To Protect Your Inheritance

Media's Cantor & Meyer, P.C., is able to represent all sides in contested will proceedings.

Testators can leave their estate to whomever they wish, as long as they are of "sound mind" and not coerced. Mr. Meyer can capably respond to claims that a will is invalid on the grounds of:

  • Undue influence or duress
  • Testamentary capacity (mental competence)
  • Fraud or forgery
  • Improper signatures or witnesses

Representing Clients In Breach of Fiduciary Duty Cases

The personal representative of an estate or the trustee chosen to manage trust assets has specific obligations, including satisfying creditors, distributing assets, and managing assets.

Cantor & Meyer, P.C., represents:

  • Heirs and beneficiaries who assert that the personal representative is incompetent, stealing assets or taking improper compensation
  • Executors/administrators of estates accused of fraud, theft, or mismanagement

Our estate litigation attorney can intervene to "light a fire" under a personal representative who is lax or unresponsive in settling an estate and can likewise respond to a beneficiary who is harassing or illegally interfering with an executor or trustee.

When you retain Mr. Meyer's counsel, you benefit from the wide range of legal options he makes available. Other area firms may direct their clients to litigate for all disputes. Recognizing the emotional and financial costs associated with litigation, Mr. Meyer is mindful of this issue and will recommend a strategy that suits your needs.

When You Are Searching For Solutions To Estate Conflicts, Consult With Us

Mr. Meyer will objectively review your circumstances and provide an honest assessment. Reach him online or over the phone at 484-441-6413.

Please click on this link to read Mr. Meyer's answers to frequently asked estate and trust questions.