Will & Estate Litigation

Fiduciary or a Beneficiary? Heath & Verser, P.L.C. Can Help

Disputes involving a will, a trust or an estate can tear a family apart. If you have reason to contest the terms of a will or a trust, or if you need to defend against false allegations, an experienced lawyer who is familiar with the statutory framework and the courtroom is invaluable. The team at Heath & Verser, P.L.C. represents heirs, beneficiaries, trustees, executors, and administrators in estate litigation. 

Experienced Trial Attorneys

Many of our cases come from referrals from other lawyers who draft wills and prepare estate plans. This is because they have seen our work in the courtroom and know that we regularly try cases involving family disputes.

Life Insurance Litigation

In addition to estate litigation, our law firm represents life insurance beneficiaries in litigation against insurance companies. When a person with a life insurance policy dies, the insurance company is obligated to pay beneficiaries according to the terms of the policy and the law. When insurers fail to live up to their obligations, our law firm will pursue claims against them.

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    Leonard C. Heath, Jr.
    In 2018-19 Len served as the 80th President of the Virginia State Bar, the state agency that regulates and governs the approximately 32,000 lawyers who are in good standing across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Len was the first attorney from the...
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    Joseph F. Verser
    Joe Verser is named each year as a “Top Lawyer” by Coastal Virginia Magazine, in addition to be included annually in Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star.” Joe is also rated “Superb” with a 10 out of 10 rating with AVVO. Joe has tried a number...

Estate Litigation Issues

Any kind of estate litigation may involve a number of different issues, including the following:

  • Undue influence
  • Fraud or duress
  • Lack of capacity
  • Whether a will or trust was properly executed
  • Whether a will or trust is being properly construed or interpreted
  • Whether a trustee is properly administering a trust
  • Whether an executor or administrator is properly administering an estate
  • Whether a surviving spouse, whether mentioned in an estate planning document or not, is receiving all he or she is entitled to under the law.

The attorneys at Heath & Verser, P.L.C. represent family members who have reason to believe that the terms of a will or trust do not conform to the wishes of the deceased. We also represent executors, administrators, and trustees faced with the task of defending themselves from unfounded allegations.

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Our trial lawyers represent clients throughout Virginia.

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Why Choose Our Firm

Our exceptional track record of success has earned our partners numerous accolades. We have also achieved the highest rating of AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell. We can bring to your case this high level of dedication to legal excellence and client-focused care.

  • Dedicated to Legal Excellence
  • Exceptional Track Record of Success
  • Tough Courtroom Advocacy
  • Client-Focused Care
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