Canton Estate & Trust Litigation Lawyer
Estate and trust litigation is complex, emotional, and highly contentious. Families involved in legal disputes related to the distribution of a loved one’s assets, the actions of a trustee or executor, and/or the management of trust funds sometimes have no other option than to file lawsuits against one another. Estate and trust Canton estate & trust litigation lawyer Brian S. Karpe is here to help, no matter what side of the dispute you are on. Our legal team has experience handling a wide range of estate and trust litigation disputes, and we have the knowledge and resources necessary to win your case and achieve a favorable outcome.
Common Areas of Dispute in Estate and Trust Litigation Matters
Virtually all estate and trust matters can be disputed. Usually, parties are able to come to some type of agreement without going to court. In other scenarios, a lawsuit and court hearing is the only logical choice. Common areas of estate and trust disputes include
- Will contests—There are many reasons for contesting a will. For example, one party does not believe the testator was of sound mind when creating or modifying the will.
- Lack of capacity—There are allegations that the testator did not have the mental capacity needed to create a valid will.
- Asset distribution disputes—There is a disagreement about how the assets within a will or trust should be distributed.
- Breach of fiduciary duty by an executor or trustee—Certain parties have financial obligations to the estate (to act in the estate’s best interest). Failure to do so can result in legal action.
- Trust fund disputes—There is disagreement regarding the management or distribution of trust funds.
- Undue influence—There are accusations that a party coerced, threatened, or otherwise used undue influence to get the testator to modify their will.
- Fraud or misrepresentation—There are allegations that the deceased was defrauded/misled into including certain will provisions.
- Disputes about the sale of a property—Parties disagree about selling a property owned by the estate.
- Disputes over the appointment of the executor—Parties disagree about who should be appointed executor to the estate.
How Working With an Attorney Can Help Resolve Your Dispute
Estate and trust disputes are almost always emotionally charged, involving close family members, in-laws, siblings, business partners, and others who disagree about the handling of asset distribution or the interpretation of a poorly drafted will. A lawyer can bring calm and clarity to the discussion, will ensure that you are aware of your rights and responsibilities, will hold any negligent party accountable for their actions, and defend your best interests, whether that means settling, continuing to negotiate, or going to trial.
Call a Canton Estate & Trust Litigation Lawyer Today
The death of a loved one is a raw, emotional time—a time when some of our worst inclinations come to the surface. However, if you believe there has been wrongdoing, you have been accused of it, or you wish to defend a trust or will, you need to work with an attorney. Contact Canton estate and trust litigation lawyer Brian S. Karpe today at 860-217-1458 to schedule a free consultation.