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Inheritance Fraud

Litigating Difficult Inheritance Fraud Cases

Inheritance fraud can involve many different types of deceitful and illegal activities.  As terrible as it may seem, there are far too many instances where care providers have tried to take advantage of sick and elderly patients so that the patients will leave their money and other assets to them rather than their family members.  Sometimes these greedy care individuals will attempt to alter or forge the last will and testament of a patient. In other instances, the care provider may trick the patient into signing a document that states his or her valuables are to be given to the care provider when the patient dies, rather than to the patient’s family and loved ones.  

While concerns over dishonest care providers may be more commonly publicized, family members and friends are not immune from committing inheritance fraud.  Sometimes a family member or loved one will try to steal or hide the decedent’s property or refuse to turn over assets.  Other times, when a family member is angry and believes the terms of a will are unfair, the family member may attempt to destroy or hide the will.  In these situations, emotions can run very high and greedy actions can – and often do – tear friends and families apart. 

Experienced Team of Trial Attorneys

If you suspect that inheritance fraud has taken place you will need to discuss your situation with a trusted team of Fort Myers inheritance fraud lawyers.  The attorneys at SW Florida Probate Trial Lawyers are skilled trial attorneys who know how to investigate and try cases involving suspected inheritance fraud.  While we understand these types of cases can be very challenging to litigate, our attorneys have the skills and the resources necessary to uncover the truth and prove that inheritance fraud has occurred.

At SW Florida Probate Trial Lawyers our attorneys have more than 200 years of combined litigation experience.  With offices located in Fort Myers, Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, our legal team represents clients throughout the Southwest Florida region dealing with significant probate and estate litigation matters.  We understand the complicated legal and factual issues that tend to surface in inheritance fraud cases.  That’s why we are aggressive litigators, committed to working with our clients to ensure the assets of an estate are distributed according to the true wishes of the decedent.  

Contact Our Offices Today

If you believe a will was the product of fraud and does not reflect the actual intentions of a decedent, you will need to act quickly to contest the will.  While any interested party can challenge a will, there are strict time deadlines associated with filing these types of legal challenges.  An experienced Naples will fraud attorney can explain how these deadlines may impact your case. Additionally, it is important to understand that you do not have to wait until a will is going through the probate process before you file an inheritance fraud claim.

The attorneys at SW Florida Probate Trial Lawyers are experienced trial attorneys who take on complex probate, estate and inheritance related litigation cases.  You can reach the fraud lawyers in our Fort Myers, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami offices by calling 800-785-0647 or submitting our online contact form.