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Trust & Estate Litigation

In theory, one purpose of estate planning is to minimize disputes arising from the distribution of property or the roles of heirs. Unfortunately, it is sometimes impossible to avoid a will contest or other legal dispute.

When a contest arises regarding a will, trust or any other estate planning vehicle, or an accusation is made that an executor or fiduciary is failing to live up to his or her duties, our team offers experienced legal guidance. We handle:

  • Disputes regarding the appointment of a conservator over a large estate
  • Disagreements arising out of the distribution of personal effects
  • Undue influence claims (defend or pursue)
  • Questions regarding the capacity of the deceased at the time a will or other estate planning document was signed
  • Will contests and trust controversies
  • Representation before county commissioners of accounting in a broad range of estate and probate matters
  • Representation of heirs and beneficiaries seeking an accurate accounting from executors, personal representatives and other fiduciaries accused of wrongdoing