Probate Administration & Litigation

Probate Administration

After the death of a loved one, family members and other individuals are left to handle the final affairs.  When individuals find themselves as either beneficiaries or fiduciaries of an estate, they often need guidance in ensuring that they receive the appropriate counsel in carrying out the estate plan of another.   When an estate is probated and requires administration, our experienced attorneys are prepared to assist those individuals with every detail, including:

  • Property transfers
  • Asset distribution
  • Property valuation
  • Preparation of paperwork required by the Probate Court
  • Succession of business ownership
  • Estate taxes
  • Life insurance claims
  • Trust administration

These matters require the necessary attention to detail through the entire administration process.  Our skilled attorneys are prepared to assist clients through this process as seamlessly and as efficiently as possible.  

Probate Litigation

Disputes can often arise in the administration of a probate estate or of a trust, especially when substantial assets are involved.  These disputes can arise between beneficiaries, fiduciaries, or third parties.  In addition to our civil litigation services, we also represent beneficiaries and fiduciaries in these disputes.  Claims that may occur during the administration of a decedent's estate include:

  • Will contests
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Representation of beneficiaries or trustees
  • Duress and coercion
  • Incapacity
  • Misappropriation or concealments of assets

Our attorneys combine their trial and estate planning expertise to provide top representation to those facing disagreements or contests of a loved one’s estate or will.  Our attorneys approach these disputes with sensitivity and understanding of the often difficult and emotional tolls these issues take on the individuals involved.  

"Experience in the courts. Experience in the region."