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Augusta Estate Litigation Attorney

Probate Dispute Solutions

When a comprehensive estate plan is in place, an estate will often go through probate without any issues or disputes. However, discrepancies in the legal documents, confusion among potential beneficiaries and potential breach of fiduciary duty by estate administrators can lead to disputes and litigation. Estate and probate disputes can be complicated, and the stakes can be high. It is important to have a lawyer who understands the nuances of the law and procedure help you protect your interests throughout the process.  It is essential to obtain a trustworthy and honest assessment of your case.

Troy A. Lanier, P.C., represents clients throughout Georgia in a range of estate dispute matters. Augusta estate litigation attorney Troy A. Lanier has more than 20 years of litigation and negotiation experience and a strong reputation for providing dedicated, personalized legal service. Clients and colleagues appreciate attorney Lanier's approachable demeanor, his attention to detail and his commitment to protecting his clients' interests, giving him a perfect 10 score on avvo.com.

The firm represents clients in:

  • Will contests: For a will to be valid, the testator (the person making the will) must have the mental capacity to understand what he/she is doing and be free from undue influence or coercion in making the will. Wills are often challenged, or "contested," based on the contention that the maker of the will lacked the requisite mental capacity to make the will or was subjected to the controlling influence of another person.
  • Creditor claims: In some cases, the will and other estate planning documents do not adequately account for the payment of debts before the assets are distributed, which leads to disputes and litigation.
  • Breach of fiduciary duty claims: Estate administrators are held to a fiduciary duty, which requires fairness and accuracy in administering the estate. When beneficiaries believe administrators are self-dealing, making accounting errors or otherwise making critical errors, breach of fiduciary duty claims are common.

"Not unlike my business litigation practice, estate litigation and contested wills usually involve a great deal of negotiation. With more than 20 years of experience handling a range of legal matters, I am well-positioned to find advantageous resolutions to probate disputes through negotiation, saving my clients the emotional and financial costs of litigation. When cases do have to go to litigation, I am prepared and focused on getting the best results possible in the courtroom."

∙ Troy A. Lanier, Attorney at Law

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To schedule a free initial consultation with Troy A. Lanier, call Toll-Free: 800-511-7984 | 706-550-1941 or contact the firm online.

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Troy A. Lanier, P.C.
453 Greene Street
Augusta, GA 30901
Phone: Toll-Free: 800-511-7984 | 706-550-1941
Fax: 706-724-6064
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P.O. Box 2426
Augusta, GA 30903

Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb