For most, wills are sacred documents that detail the last wishes of a beloved individual, which are to be honored following that individual's death. Unfortunately, some people care more for assets and property than they do for the wishes of a lost loved one, and this can lead to questions or disputes regarding wills. This is especially true if a deceased individual leaves assets to a charitable organization, as some feel that it is wrong or unfair to grant property that they feel they deserve to organizations that are not part of the family.
There are many reasons that a person may choose to leave some of his or her property with a charitable organization, but in most cases, the gesture is meant as one of goodwill. Charitable organizations often want nothing more than to honor this gesture and allocate the assets toward making the world a better place, but simply being named as a beneficiary can put even the most honest of organizations in the crosshairs of heirs who feel that the assets should stay within the family.
Whenever a dispute like this arises, it is important for charitable organizations to know that they have rights, but they may be required to take legal action in order to acquire the assets that are rightfully theirs. That is where we come in.
Our law firm has been in practice in Florida for nearly three decades, and during that time, we have litigated on behalf of many different charities across hundreds of disputes in order to ensure not only that assets are placed in the hands of charities that will put them to good use, but also to ensure that the final wishes of a person's life are honored. If your organization is struggling to recover assets that were granted as part of a will, please visit our webpage. We would be happy to discuss the circumstances of your case with you.