For estate and trust litigation matters you want aggressive and experienced representation. Our Trusts & Estates Litigation Attorneys provide experienced representation for executors and beneficiaries of large estates exceeding $250,000. Our Estate Litigation Attorneys can provide you with sophisticated service on a variety of estate and trust litigation matters including:
- Estate Claims
- Representation of Beneficiaries
- Challenging/Contesting a Will
- Spousal Right of Election
- Breaches of Fiduciary Duties
- Removal of Fiduciaries
- Contested Accountings
- MHL Article 81 Adult Guardianship Proceedings
- Wrongful Death/Pain and Suffering Recovery
- Power of Attorney Abuse
A fiduciary duty breach is not acting in the best interest of another party. Executors, Trustees, and Powers of Attorney must act honorably and in accordance with the law. A beneficiary or other interested party can bring an action against a fiduciary if there is a question about whether that fiduciary has acted appropriately. The laws governing the acts of fiduciaries are very complex. Our trusts and estates department has represented many clients both in their capacity as a fiduciary and as a beneficiary where the acts of the fiduciary are in question. Having quality counsel in these types of contentious litigated matters is essential to avoid the many traps for the unwary including the potential to be surcharged for the legal fees incurred by the opposing party.
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