Family dynamics are a common cause of complex cases. Siblings may disagree over the settlement of an estate, while multiple marriages may result in numerous versions of a Will, and third-parties may register claims during the probate process. Alternatively, the structure of the trust or estate may involve unique assets that are hard to value or liquidate. Co-trustees may disagree on the disposition of the assets of a trust. Tax ramifications may be particularly onerous. We have encountered all of these circumstances and are able to devise proper legal strategies to address them.
|Akerman provides a full slate of probate, trust, and guardianship litigation services representing both individuals and corporate fiduciaries|
|Experience with both probate issues which arise as a result of a contested will, and litigation issues which arise with alleged mismanagement of a trust or guardianship, a creditor’s claim or missing assets|
|Negotiating a settlement and seeing matters through to resolution in the courts if necessary|
|Estate tax litigation|
|Other fiduciary litigation|
|U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized in the national Trusts & Estates Law category|