Our attorneys handle all aspects of probate, trust, and estate litigation, which can include Will contests, representation of a fiduciary who is being sued, or representation of beneficiaries who may be suing a fiduciary. We also handle protective proceedings, including contested guardianships and conservatorships, and other related matters such as financial exploitation.
The area of probate litigation is fraught with challenges and complexities that often involve complex family dynamics and problems that can exacerbate these emotional situations. We are equipped with the skills and experience it takes to navigate these delicate matters and ensure that the clientâ€™s objectives are met, all while taking into consideration the decedentâ€™s wishes or the protected personâ€™s best interests.
Considering the sensitive nature of probate proceedings, it is important that your attorney bring to the table the skills expertise and experience required to resolve these matters effectively. At Steenrod, Schwartz & McMinimee, probate issues and litigation are at the very core of our law firm practice. We act as fiduciaries in many cases, and therefore we are uniquely positioned to represent fiduciaries. We are better able to understand their duties, and determine potential areas of liability. This depth of expertise in fiduciary-related matters also allows us to understand the complex duties that are owed to the beneficiaries and creditors. We also bring to the table experience in a wide variety of situations, including those involving commercial and residential real property, operating businesses and determination of heirs.
How We Can Help
- Our attorneys handle cases involving contested guardianship and/or conservatorship issues.
- Our attorneys handle cases involving contested estate issues, including those related to will contests and suits for breach of fiduciary duty.
- Our attorneys may represent fiduciaries who are being sued by beneficiaries.
- Our attorneys represent fiduciaries in suits to recover assets, and handle contested claims.