The estate attorneys at Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith are committed to helping you with all of your legal issues surrounding wills and probate. We have a history of dealing with these cases and have a proven track record of success.

Family disagreements are not uncommon during the probate of the will, and having a thorough and efficient attorney to look over the paperwork is crucial. We will help both sides reach a conclusion that is fair, while keeping clients aware of all of their available choices.


Wills are extremely important to have for many reasons. Whether you’re concerned about what happens to your possessions after you die or what medical choices are made on your behalf if you are incapable of making decisions, Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith is here to help. If a will is being contested, we are committed to getting you a favorable outcome.

Will Contests/Estate Litigation

Although the death of a beloved parent or grandparent brings a family together to mourn, sometimes the aftermath of that death is very difficult. Children or heirs may find that a Will was created by the deceased which “cuts them out” of the Estate. Hiring an experienced Wills and Estates attorney allows you to understand your rights and, if appropriate, litigate against the Estate to assert those rights.


Probate is the legal process to validate the will, identify a person’s possessions, pay debts and identify heirs. The court-supervised process typically takes under a year to complete. Whether you are an executor or a beneficiary, Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith will assist you in completing the probate process.