Absolutely. The legal standard in determining whether you may recover counsel fees and costs is twofold: (1) the fees and costs to be reimbursed must be reasonable, and (2) they must lead to a benefit to the estate. Based on what you are stating, you should have a good claim. Having said that, the award of counsel fees and costs is at the discretion of the probate judge.
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