Trusts, Estates & Probate Litigation

Whether a will contest, trust dispute, breach of fiduciary claim or any number of other disagreements that can arise when a family member dies or becomes incapacitated, the lawyers at Lenhart Pettit are prepared to step in and protect your rights. Trust and estate litigation raises many issues including fiduciary duties, tax law, real estate, partnerships / family businesses, bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights. It is critical that clients have a team of trust and estate litigators who not only have the ability, but also the expertise and experience, to effectively resolve the most complex of trust and estate contests. Our attorneys have broad experience litigating these claims and we have the back up from attorneys who routinely draft documents and advise families and the elderly in estate and succession planning (click here to be taken to the Trust & Estate Planning Team). This combination of experience and know-how ensures that our clients receive the highest quality legal services to obtain the best possible outcome.

Lenhart Pettit’s trust and estate litigation attorneys handle complex will and trust contests for a broad range of clients. We have experience representing individual and institutional trustees, executors, personal representatives, and beneficiaries of trusts and estates. Additionally, our litigators regularly represent the trust departments of banks and financial institutions.

We combine zealous advocacy with the sensitivity to the complex emotional and personal situations that typically arise with the death of a loved one or friend. We are well aware of the many delicate issues often related to trust and estate controversies. Because the parties involved are typically estranged family members, sometimes from small communities, we understand that confidential resolution of disputes can sometimes be particularly important.

We have successfully litigated claims involving:

  • Will Contests
  • Undue Influence Claims
  • Fiduciary Litigation and Fiduciary Misconduct
  • Probate Litigation and Disputes
  • Trust Litigation, Contests and Disputes
  • Lack of Capacity Claims
  • Suits for Advice and Consent from the Court

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