When New Yorkers write a will, they usually hope that its wording will be sufficient to prevent any family squabbles. After all, nobody wants his or her heirs to be at odds with each other over a will’s bequests. Unfortunately, even the best planned estate can still be the cause of infighting
One possible reason for family squabbles after someone dies is the fact that the deceased never discussed their intentions with their heirs. As a result, the contents of a will may come as a surprise to beneficiaries who may misinterpret the deceased’s intentions and take various bequests and omissions personally.