A Dependable Advocate Through Probate
After the death of a loved one, you must go through the probate court process to prove the validity of a will or trust. The probate process involves assessing assets, repaying debts and distributing remaining assets to heirs. Without a well-designed will or trust, probate may be a costly and time-intensive process. Our attorney will represent you if you are facing problems with probate.
At the Law Office of Suzanne T. Terada, our seasoned probate litigation lawyer will guide you through the legal process and work to get you appropriate compensation. Attorney Suzanne T. Terada has over two decades of courtroom experience and a long history of favorable case results. Ms. Terada assists both litigants and defendants across Oahu and beyond with their estate litigation and probate cases.
Ms. Terada also handles numerous ancillary probate cases, where the deceased lived on the mainland but owned a timeshare or another property in Hawaii that the family wants to keep.
Personal Counsel Through Probate Litigation
Probate is a court-mandated process that families must go through after a death. If the departed had a well-designed will or trust that accounts for debts and other obligations, then probate is straightforward. If the estate documents are not clear or other problems arise, a party may bring a claim against the estate. The executor will then agree or disagree with the claim, which may lead to litigation or an out-of-court settlement.
Probate and litigation cases have unique circumstances and there is no catch-all solution. Attorney Suzanne T. Terada will provide you with personalized representation by thoroughly investigating case details and estate documents. She is a compassionate estate planning and probate lawyer who works closely with clients to resolve their disputes. No matter the circumstances, Mr. Terada will guide you through the legal process and work to get you the best possible outcome.
Protecting The Rights Of Trustees And Executors
People in charge of trust or estate administration may have to overcome difficult legal challenges, including accusations of abuse of trust, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. Our experienced attorney protects trustees and administrators facing litigation. We will help you resolve disputes with co-trustees, estate recipients or other parties.
Contact Us For Effective And Experienced Representation
Courtroom battles between family members or estate claimants are difficult and stressful. At the Law Office of Suzanne T. Terada in Honolulu, our attorney will manage all aspects of your case and represent your interests in court. To speak with a knowledgeable probate attorney, call 808-379-3534 or send us an email.