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Estate Litigation

Probate and Estates Litigation in Upstate New York

Where there's a will ... there's a way to end up in estate litigation. Unfortunately, wherever there's estate litigation, there is also a good chance that the attorneys will spend too much time fighting and not enough resolving the dispute.

My name is John Kingsley. I have been a trial lawyer in New York State for more than 40 years and have handled hundreds of litigated disputes. As part of my practice today, I handle estate litigation in Greene, Columbia and Ulster counties for clients on all sides of the issues. If you are currently engaged in some type of probate-related disputed or someone has filed a lawsuit against you — talk to me about how quickly and cost-effectively this matter might be resolved.

Contact John P. Kingsley, P.C. for a free consultation today.

My Estate Litigation Practice

Even with the most solid estate plan in place, the unexpected can occur. An unknown heir might contest a will. Allegations of fraud might be hurled this way and that. A single child out of many might be unhappy with his or her share and make trouble for everyone. In the last four decades, I have probably seen it all or close to it. That said, most estate disputes involve one or more of the following:

  • Will contests
  • Disputes over the construction of wills
  • Trust accounting disputes
  • Contested guardianships and conservatorships
  • Spousal elective share claims
  • Creditor litigation
  • Claims against executors, personal representatives, trustees and other fiduciaries
  • Business succession disputes

My goal in these matters isn't to become a beneficiary of anyone's estate by default. It is to resolve the dispute promptly without consuming the assets of the estate in the process.

Call Today for a Free Consultation

Local: 518-291-4843 / Toll Free: 888-508-5537

For experienced and effective legal representation in an estate-related dispute — call my Catskill, New York, law offices directly to arrange for a free consultation, or contact me online.

Evening, Weekend and Out-of-the-Office Appointments Available