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Most people are quite certain that they will never be involved in an estate dispute.
Most people are wrong.
Unfortunately, thoughtful estate planning (although helpful) will not avoid estate disputes. In fact, there may be nothing that avoids these disputes altogether. The best way to effectively and efficiently mitigate or resolve estate disputes, however, is through pre-litigation consultation and strategy with an experienced estate litigator.
Whether your clients are rich and famous, or just like the rest of us, there are certain recurring scenarios that are breeding grounds for estate disputes.
F. Skip Sugarman is a partner at Bloom Sugarman in Atlanta, Ga.