Estate Lawsuits in Kentucky
If you’re involved in a lawsuit involving an inheritance or a probate you might be interested to see what other courts around the country are writing and saying about them.
Estate lawsuits in Kentucky. Hello my name is John Pankauski. I’m a probate litigation attorney with Pankauski Hauser in West Palm Beach, Florida. We don’t handle estate lawsuits in Kentucky but we do throughout the entire State of Florida. If you’re involved in a lawsuit involving an inheritance or a probate you might be interested to see what other courts are writing and saying about them, particularly if there’s allegations of undue influence and particularly if the will leaves assets to one person but there’s all these other assets that have a beneficiary designation that pass outside of probate to somebody else. That’s a common fact pattern for a state lawsuits in Florida. The will or trust say one thing yet all these other assets, financial accounts, brokerage accounts, maybe mutual funds or annuities go to a designated beneficiary outside of the will or the probate and the trust. What do you do? Well this case dealt with that similar fact pattern and claims of undue influence. You can read the Sluss case, It’s a Kentucky case Court of Appeals. The citation is 2018 WL 910 819 was issued February 16th 2018. If you want to read more about undue influence or assets that pass outside of the will and those types of inheritance fights you can also go online to Florida district courts of appeals. You can search through those written opinions free of charge and you can also do a Google search and you can read a lot about what Florida Courts are saying about these types of estate lawsuits.