Estate litigation is a legal action to settle disputes related to the distribution of assets, interpretation of wills and trusts, and other matters related to estate planning. At Staubus and Randall, we specialize in estate litigation and are committed to helping our clients protect their assets and ensure their estate plans are carried out according to their wishes. Our attorneys are dedicated solely to probate and estate planning, allowing us to bring a formidable collection of specific skills and resources to each case.
Understanding Estate Litigation
Estate litigation is a legal process that can arise when there is a dispute over the distribution of assets or the management of trusts, wills, or other estate-related matters. These disputes can occur for many reasons, including challenges to the validity of a will or trust, claims of undue influence, or disagreements between beneficiaries. In some cases, disputes can also arise due to allegations of elder financial abuse or breach of fiduciary duty.
At Staubus and Randall, we understand the complex and sensitive nature of estate litigation matters. Our team of highly skilled attorneys has extensive experience handling a wide range of estate disputes, including those involving contested wills, trust litigation, and guardianship matters. We are committed to providing personalized attention to each client and working closely with them to develop a customized legal strategy that aligns with their specific goals.
Here are some of the most common types of estate litigation:
Contested wills are one of the most common types of estate litigation. When a loved one passes away, disputes can arise over the validity of their will. This can happen when family members or other interested parties believe that the will was signed under duress, that the deceased lacked the capacity to sign the will, or that the will was tampered with in some way. Our attorneys are well-versed in the complex legal requirements surrounding wills and are dedicated to providing effective legal representation in contested will cases.
Trusts are legal entities created to manage assets to benefit one or more beneficiaries. Disputes can arise when beneficiaries or other interested parties feel that the trustee is not acting in their best interests, is mismanaging assets, or is violating the terms of the trust. Our team of experienced attorneys has extensive knowledge of trust law and is dedicated to providing effective representation in trust litigation matters.
Matters can arise when there is a guardianship dispute over the care of a minor or an incapacitated adult. These disputes can involve disagreements over who should be appointed as the guardian or whether the appointed guardian is acting in the best interests of the ward. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling guardianship matters and are committed to providing compassionate legal representation to our clients.
Our Approach to Estate Litigation
At Staubus and Randall, our approach to estate litigation is client-focused, and we prioritize our clients’ goals and interests throughout the litigation process. We understand that disputes related to wills, trusts, and other estate planning matters can be emotionally and financially draining, and we strive to provide our clients with the guidance and support they need to navigate these difficult situations.
Our attorneys begin by conducting a thorough evaluation of your case, which includes a comprehensive review of all relevant facts, documents, and evidence. We take the time to understand the unique circumstances of your dispute, as well as your desired outcome so that we can develop a strategy that aligns with your goals.
Based on our analysis of your case, we may recommend pursuing litigation or alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation or arbitration. We recognize that every case is unique and may require a tailored approach, and we work closely with our clients to determine the best course of action.
If litigation is necessary, our attorneys have the experience and skills to represent you in court, including trials, appeals, and settlement negotiations. We have successfully litigated a wide range of estate disputes, including will contests, trust disputes, breach of fiduciary duty claims, and guardianship disputes.
In all aspects of our estate litigation services, our attorneys remain committed to advocating for our clients’ rights and interests. We strive to provide our clients with the highest level of legal representation while also providing compassionate support throughout the litigation process.
Why Choose Staubus and Randall for Your Estate Litigation Needs?
At Staubus and Randall, we have over 100 combined years of legal expertise in probate, litigation, and estate planning. We are dedicated solely to probate and estate planning, which allows us to bring a formidable collection of specific skills and resources to each case. Our attorneys are highly experienced litigators and estate planners, and we do not have young inexperienced attorneys learning on your dollar.
Our firm has earned an AV rating, the highest legal rating available from the prominent law firm rating service Martindale Hubbell. This rating reflects the highest level of professional excellence and ethical standards and our commitment to providing our clients with exceptional legal representation.
Contact Us Today
If you are facing a dispute related to estate planning, contact Staubus and Randall today. Our team of experienced attorneys is here to help you protect your assets and ensure your estate plan is carried out according to your wishes. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and determine the best action. Let us help you navigate the complexities of estate litigation and achieve a successful outcome.
When you work with Staubus and Randall, you can be confident that you are receiving the highest level of legal representation available. Our team of attorneys has the knowledge, experience, and resources to help you navigate the complex world of estate litigation. We understand that ¸estate litigation can be emotional and stressful, and we are here to guide and support you throughout the process.
Our attorneys are dedicated to providing personalized attention and strategic solutions tailored to your specific needs. For help with your estate planning and litigation needs, contact Staubus and Randall today at 214-691-3411.