Estate Litigation

The attorneys of Murphy Orlando LLC have experience in the wide range of issues involved when a dispute among heirs, or involving a decedent’s business or financial dealings, arises. Partner John W. Bartlett, Esq., has been appointed by the Court to administer a disputed estate, and the firm’s attorneys have handled cases involving litigation pending at the time of an individual’s death; complex international will contests, including locating and repatriating assets abroad; the civil legal effects of religious documents and the rulings of religious tribunals (e.g., beth din, halachic will provisions); Special Needs Trusts and annuities; and the enforcement of New Jersey’s laws of succession as among disparate family members. In conjunction with our practice in Non-Profit Litigation & Compliance, we have also helped resolve issues of charitable disputes and donative intent involving estates and high net worth individuals.