Williams McDaniel

Estate & Trust Litigation

Estate & Trust Litigation

Sadly, disputes among surviving family members are increasingly common.  Conflict is often the result of poor or no estate planning.  However, laws are written to allow certain individuals to contest even the best planned estates.  Because of our rich background in estate planning, we are uniquely positioned to argue the questions that arise in the dispute of a trust or estate, including:

  • Will Contests (undue influence, fraud, duress, lack of mental capacity)
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty/Trustee Removal
  • Will and Trust Interpretation
  • Will Construction and Reformation
  • Spousal Rights
  • Inheritance Tax Disputes
  • Fiduciary Fee Disputes
  • Contested Conservatorships & Guardianships

The unique relationships of the individuals involved in estate and trust litigation make it an area ripe for resolution through mediation.  However, this is not always an option, and we understand the sometimes unfortunate necessity of estate litigation.  Whichever option fits your situation, our years of experience in this niche area of litigation—representing both plaintiffs and defendants—have provided us with a reputation for aggressive, but professional representation, ensuring that all matters are handled in effective and efficient manner.

Corporate Fiduciary Representation

We have significant experience representing professional fiduciaries in trust administration and trust litigation. We have served in the capacity as an expert witness for corporate fiduciaries in trust litigation, and several of our lawyers regularly lecture on the subject of trusts and the fiduciary duties owed by corporate trustees.

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