Contested Estate Planning Documents

Making the job of Executor, Administrator, Trustee and Probate easy for you

Whether you are a fiduciary or beneficiary, we can help you

Exclusive focus on probate, estates & trusts · 20+ years of experience · Various retainer options available

Phone: (631) 425-7299

Contested Estate Planning Documents

Wills | Trusts | Powers of Attorney

An estate planning document may be contested for a variety of reasons:

  • There may be concerns that a beneficiary had undue influence over the deceased, or that the decedent made decisions or changes under duress from a potential heir
  • There may be concerns about the mental capacity of the deceased at the time the Will was executed—the deceased may have been mentally unstable, suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s, or have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • There may be concerns about fraud or misrepresentation—The deceased may not have known what he or she was signing
  • The document may not have been legally executed—It may not have been properly signed or witnessed
If you have concerns about the validity and the circumstances surrounding the execution of an estate planning document, you want an experienced lawyer to protect your rights.
At the Law Office of Bonnie Lawston, we bring more than 20 years of experience to people throughout Suffolk County and Nassau County on Long Island. We have extensive trial experience, and are never afraid to take your case to a judge and jury to get the outcome you want.

Our Representation in Estate Contests

Though we will help you challenge the validity of a power of attorney and Trust, we focus our practice on Will contests. We’ll carefully gather and evaluate all evidence in your case, and will aggressively protect your interests in all hearings or proceedings.

Contact the Law Office of Bonnie Lawston

If you have concerns about the legitimacy of a will, trust or power of attorney, we can help. Contact Long Island estate litigation attorney Bonnie Lawston online or call our office at 631-425-7299 or 24/7 at 855-479-4700 to set up a free initial consultation.

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We represent clients nationwide, if you are a fiduciary (executor, administrator, or trustee) an heir or beneficiary of a New York estate. If the decedent died in New York or has assets in New York State, we can help you. If you are chosen to represent the estate or if you are receiving an inheritance from a New York estate, contact our law firm today.


There are Two Types of New York Estates

  1. The Decedent resided in NY at the time of death and their domicile is New York at the time of death; or
  2. There are assets located in NY, at the time of death, and an ancillary proceeding is needed. The Decedent may have died elsewhere.

Planning for retirement

Bonnie Lawston dedicates her practice to making the job of the Executor, Administrator, Trustee and Probate or Administration process easy for you. Whether you are a fiduciary, beneficiary or heir, we can help you, protect your interests and maximize your inheritance. The firm has represented individuals throughout the United States and in New York, throughout long island including but not limited to Huntington, Melville, Syosset, Sag Harbor, Garden City, Mineola, Bayshore, Dix Hills, Oyster Bay, Belle Terre, East Norwich, Muttontown, Cold Spring Harbor, Huntington Bay, Lloyd Harbor, Pt. Jefferson, Pt. Washington, Glen Head, Glen Cove, Bayville, South Hampton, Hampton Bays, to name a few, in matters dealing with Estate and Probate administration. For more information, contact Law Office of Bonnie Lawston at (631)425-7299 for a free consultation.