Trust & Estate Lawsuits

Attorney for Disputed Wills & Estate Litigation

If you are involved in a lawsuit related to a will, trust, or estate, you want Lawvex attorneys on your side. Our legal team is experienced in representing clients to ensure they avoid liability and are fairly represented in probate court. Trustees and trust administrators can get in legal trouble with a breach of fiduciary duty and other issues that we will help you avoid.

need legal assistance for a probate or trust dispute?

You may be a trustee seeking to complete the terms of the trust or a beneficiary seeking to challenge the trustee’s decision or actions regarding assets, accounting or distribution plans.

Prior to starting any battle in court we will review the estate plan documents (will, trust, any accountings) and review the actions of the executor or trustee and educate you about your legal rights and options so you can make an informed choice about moving forward.

If you choose to proceed, we can represent you and aggressively advocate for your position in Court.

Asset Protection & Recovery

You may be an executor or administrator of an estate in probate where estate assets have been taken by individuals who are not entitled to them. We can represent you and protect and recover the estate assets and petition for a Court Order to have them returned to the estate.

Trial Cases & Estate Probate

We are collaborative and value-oriented lawyers and seek to make resolution where it makes sense for all parties. However, where it does not make sense or parties are acting unreasonably, we are highly motivated and passionate advocates for your case and we will successfully mediate and litigate to trial cases concerning trustees, trusts, wills, executors and assets.

If you are a party to a probate or trust dispute, contact us here to learn more about how we can help.

Trust & Estate Litigation FAQs

Estate and trust litigation is a lawsuit that started for one of two reasons: first, the trustee/executor may not be doing their job correctly and the beneficiaries sue them; or second, there is a disagreement about whether a will or trust or an amendment to them, is valid (a “will contest” or “trust contest”).

An expert trust and estate lawyer should be used for estate and trust litigation to explain your legal rights under the will or trust, get information about the assets or debts of the estate or trust, and represent you in court whether you are starting or defending against a trust or estate lawsuit. They will gather and analyze evidence, file necessary court documents, negotiate on your behalf, and represent you in court.

A lawyer can assist with a variety of issues, including contested wills or trusts, claims of undue influence or lack of capacity, breach of fiduciary duty, interpretation of will or trust terms, removal of trustees or executors, and disputes between beneficiaries, among others.

Yes, with careful estate planning and clear communication, a lawyer can help minimize the potential for disputes among beneficiaries. They can help draft clear wills and trusts, assist in the selection of fiduciaries, and ensure proper administration of the estate or trust.

You should look for a lawyer who has specific experience in estate and trust litigation, a strong understanding of probate law, and a track record of successful outcomes in similar cases. They should be able to provide clear advice, explain complex legal issues, and be prepared to advocate on your behalf in court, if necessary.