Estate Controversy

Probate and Trust Controversies and Lawsuits

Probate, Trust and Estate Lawsuit Attorneys

Schneider & Onofry attorneys offer experience in a variety of estate controversies, including probate challenges and trust litigation.

We represent heirs, beneficiaries, estates, personal representatives, successor trustees, banks, trust departments and other fiduciaries in litigation involving contested wills and trusts, contested inheritance, financial exploitation, incapacity, and allegations of wrongful probate or trust administration. We also offer experience in contested guardianships and conservatorships, where there is controversy over the need for such a legal arrangement or where the person for whom the guardianship or conservatorship has been established is not receiving adequate protection.
Our estate litigation practice involves representing persons who may be challenging the validity of a will, the mental capacity of a loved one, the amount or fairness of an inheritance, the honesty or performance of a fiduciary, or some other issue pertaining to the distribution of a deceased or incapacitated person's property.Lien enforcement and foreclosure

Will Contests

Our estate litigation attorneys represent clients in connection with will contests and challenges to the validity of a will, often amid claims of:
  • Fraud
  • Personal representative or fiduciary misconduct
  • Incapacity of the person who made the will
  • Conflicting wills or promises
  • Undue influence or duress
  • Wrongful inheritance
  • Improper execution of the will's instructions

Probate Disputes

Our attorneys represent clients in connection with probate litigation, which might involve issues such as:
  • Appointment of Personal Representative
  • Carrying out of fiduciary duties
  • Determination of heirs
  • Interpreting the terms of a will
  • Removal of Personal Representative

Trust Disputes

Our areas of legal representation in trust litigation include:
  • Challenging the decisions and actions of the Trustee
  • Removal of Trustee
  • Accounting disputes
  • Disclosure of accounting and other information to which beneficiaries are entitled
  • Trustee compensation

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