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Daytona Beach Estate Litigation

Attorneys helping settle estate disputes

Every & Stack are experienced estate litigation attorneys.  Clients turn to us when looking for information about trusts and respect our staunch advocacy for them when a dispute arises.  We draw litigation talent from years of practicing estate-planning law.

We welcome you to contact us with questions and concerns.

Contesting a will

Heirs contest a will if they believe they deserve more of the deceased’s assets. Your situation must meet certain requirements for the court to question validity.

Florida law requires you to have standing in order to dispute a will or other estate plan.  This usually means that if the deceased had passed without a will, the government would award you assets based on your relationship.

You must also have a valid reason to contest a will:

  • Fraud
  • Mistake
  • Testator’s loss of competence
  • Undue influence

Florida “No contest” clauses

Florida adopted the Uniform Probate Code in 1989.  This act clearly states that a beneficiary who has standing can contest a will.  A “no contest” provision is unenforceable in these cases.

Every & Stack retrieve estate documents and examine them for contestable actions.  Our attorneys support valid claims requiring estate litigation throughout Central and Northern Florida.

Call 1 386 255-1925 for estate dispute lawyers in Daytona Beach.

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  • Daytona Beach Office
    444 Seabreeze Boulevard
    Suite 1003
    Daytona Beach, Florida 32118
    Phone: 386-255-1925
    Fax: 386-255-9118
  • "Mel is a real honest man. I am the type of person that finds it difficult to trust people and I trust him completely. He has always gone above and beyond for me."  -Judy Ferguson

  • "He is a true gentleman in his personal life and professional life. There is an array of knowledge in his head. I wouldn’t trade him for a certain well known massive attorney’s firm."  -Big John

  • "I have known Attorney Mel Stack both personally and professionally for 40 years. His work ethic and professionalism are beyond reproach. He goes above and beyond to make sure his clients are totally satisfied. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing his services. They will not be disappointed!"  -Cathy Stewart

  • "Mel has been our attorney for many years. He is one of the kindest men I have ever met. He always knows exactly what we have needed to do and has offered great advice."  -Alice Winchester

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