Disputes often arise when an elder executes estate planning documents or transfers property in contemplation of death. Questions regarding undue influence, mental capacity, and fraud often arise. Families may also disagree over whether an appointed agent under power of attorney, trustee, or executor is acting appropriately, and whether court involvement is necessary.
Estate litigation and contested succession cases often take place in probate court, and sometimes include a civil court component. Our attorneys are experienced in both civil court and probate court, and are able to litigate in whatever forum is most appropriate.