Probate and Estate Litigation

Wills and many trusts are created to fulfill an individual’s wishes for the distribution of their assets at death.  Unfortunately disputes arise over the meaning of a will or trust or the circumstances in which the document was created.  In other circumstances an individual may have passed away intestate (without a will) or the individual may be incapacitated, and family members might disagree on how to handle their matters. Sometimes a personal representative, power of attorney or trustee may act in a manner that is contrary to the law or their fiduciary duty. 

We handle litigation that arises from these probate and estate disputes, including representing clients in matters involving contested wills and trusts, conflicts of interest, undue influence, competency issues, creditor/debtor claims in estate proceedings, and breach of fiduciary responsibilities.