Probate and Trust Litigation
Unfortunately, litigation related to the care and management of incompetent individuals and their assets or litigation related to the administration and distribution of probate estates and/or trusts is on the rise. In many cases, the documents (i.e. durable power of attorney, will, or trust) is the source of the problem. The validity of the documents may be in question for various reasons, i.e. competency, proper execution, forgery or undue influence. Even if the documents are deemed valid, there may be disagreements concerning the use of assets, management and investment of assets and/or distribution of assets.