One of the fastest areas of litigation is in the areas of probate and trust law. Most practitioners agree that this is likely due to major trends in the socio-economic paradigms of our ever-changing culture.
Just think about significant trends over the last 20 to 30 years; the increase in numbers of divorces, the increase in multiple marriages (2nd, 3rd, sometimes even 4th marriages), the resulting impact of multiple marriages on family relationships; step children and the occurrence of zero sum economics; i.e., the more given to one child, the less available to the other.
The battleground of family law and divorce is often the breeding ground for probate and trust conflicts, and unresolved conflicts often result in litigation.
Some of the key areas of Florida probate and trust litigation include: