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Will & Trust Contests in Pennsylvania

Did someone manipulate your loved one?

 

It’s a sad fact of modern life that people prey upon the vulnerable elderly. One result is the betrayal by someone close – a chummy neighbor, designing caregiver, or unscrupulous family member – who profits by persuading someone with weakened judgment to make changes to a will or trust.

Fortunately, the law provides a remedy. Wills and trusts changed under dubious circumstances can be contested.

Attorney Andrew Sykes has a rare combination of skills to take on such a case: substantial experience in both litigation and elder law. He has spent years practicing in each area.

Because Mr. Sykes practices elder law regularly, he has constant practice determining the capacity of clients. In a will contest, there is no substitute for the years spent making careful observations of those whose capacity may be in question.

Before going into elder law, he spent years in a full-time litigation practice – deposing witnesses, conducting direct and cross-examinations, presenting and fighting motions, and making courtroom presentations before judges and juries.

We have both the first-hand knowledge and the skills to help you get the result you deserve.

To learn more about contests over wills, trusts, and beneficiary designations, click on the blog post links below. Or better yet, contact us  to discuss your situation.

Attorney Andrew Sykes has a rare combination of skills to take on such a case: substantial experience in both litigation and elder law. He has spent years practicing in each area.

Because Mr. Sykes practices elder law regularly, he has constant practice determining the capacity of clients. In a will contest, there is no substitute for the years spent making careful observations of those whose capacity may be in question.

Before going into elder law, he spent years in a full-time litigation practice – deposing witnesses, conducting direct and cross-examinations, presenting and fighting motions, and making courtroom presentations before judges and juries.

We have both the first-hand knowledge and the skills to help you get the result you deserve.

To learn more about contests over wills, trusts, and beneficiary designations, click on the blog post links below. Or better yet, contact us  to discuss your situation.

What People Are Saying 

I engaged Attorney Sykes on behalf of my 17 cousins and myself to contest our uncle’s will. After talking to a number of attorneys in Western and Central PA about our case it was clear to me that Andy was the best advocate for our family’s challenge. He, of all the attorneys I interviewed, was best able to see the merits of our case and he had confidence in his ability to make a case for undue influence. During the course of our working together for over a year I became impressed with Andy’s work ethic, diligence, persistence, keen legal knowledge and strategic thinking. He created a positive legal outcome for our family that we had not expected and he helped bring some peace back to our lives.

Deborah A. Moses

Financial Advisor

My brother and I hired Andy Sykes to contest the will of our father. One of the first things he told us was this was going to be a marathon not a sprint. He was exactly right. Our case took 3 years with multiple trips to Harrisburg where the case took place. Andy was always available to answer questions as well as being courteous and professional. He is very knowledgeable in elder law. He was always well prepared for our various legal proceedings as well as preparing us. He was persistent when opposing counsel was delaying and continually kept us updated on our case. Andy was able to reach a settlement that we were very happy with. I would highly recommend Andy if a family needs to use his services. He made the emotional experience a little easier to deal with knowing he had the expertise to handle the case.

Kimberly Beswick

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