Trust, Probate & Conservatorship Litigation

In conjunction with our trust, probate, and conservatorship administration services, we provide skilled and experienced courtroom trial advocacy, mediation, and negotiation services in the following areas regarding contested evidentiary hearings and trials.

  • Breach of fiduciary duty and defense of fiduciaries accused of having breached their duties;
  • Creditors' claims (both on behalf of creditors and defense against claims);
  • Partition of real property interests;
  • Contested fiduciary accountings;
  • Determination of spousal property interests;
  • Title and ownership issues re real estate, stock and bond investments, and retirement assets;
  • Distribution of assets among Beneficiaries;
  • Surcharge and Reimbursement Claims;
  • Removal of Fiduciaries and defense against motions for removal;
  • Will Contests, Trust Contests and defense of Will Contests and Trust Contests;
  • Undue Influence and Capacity Issues;
  • Elder Abuse law;
  • Contract disputes between fiduciaries and third parties.

Such disputes often involve intra-family conflict dynamics that impair routine resolution. Because of our integrative practice related to family conflict disputes, we are able to offer our clients specialized skill and experience to find keys to resolution.