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Probate and Trust Litigation
Unlike most estate planning attorneys, our firm pride itself not only as an expert in creating estate plans but also regularly representing clients over probate and trust disputes.
Probate and Trust litigation can take many forms. The most common examples include the following:
- Challenges to the validity of a will;
- Will and trust construction suits;
- Abuse of Guardianship;
- Trust modification lawsuits;
- Breach of fiduciary duty lawsuits against executors, trustees, and agents named on power of attorney
Most states have a strict statute of limitations. Even if there is a valid claim, the probate court will not proceed with a claim that surpasses the legal limit. Therefore, it is critical to seek legal counsel as soon as possible when it comes to probate and trust litigations.
Probate and Trust litigations naturally involve high emotions and intense interactions between family members and any interested parties. When probate and trust litigation becomes inevitable after all efforts of diplomacy have failed, our attorneys help you navigate the litigation process to secure the best result.
Keep in mind, when not all estate-related contests can be prevented, a good estate plan can reduce the risk of conflict that leads to probate and trust litigation.