Estate and Trust Litigation
Even the most well-intentioned estate plan can result in unexpected conflict, especially when a will, trust or other estate planning instrument is unclear or inconsistent with expectations or prior promises. To make matters more stressful, this animosity and confusion typically comes at a time when emotional tensions are particularly high.
Navigating these complexities and evaluating available options can be challenging if you lack experience in this area. Claims of breach of fiduciary duty, undue influence, financial exploitation, or self-dealing are often thrown around in an effort to gain leverage. No-contest clauses can make it hazardous both to carry out and to challenge a will/trust and related documents. Even the most well-intentioned can be caught in the crosshairs and drawn into the fray.
We know how to navigate these waters, and handle all types of estate disputes, including:
- Will and Trust Contests
- Beneficiary Disputes
- Trustee Removal
- Breach of Fiduciary Duty/Self-Dealing
- Undue Influence/Financial Exploitation
- Misappropriation of Assets
- Will and Trust Interpretation Disputes