Practice Areas

Probate & Beneficiary Disputes

The death of a loved one is not just sad, it can be disorienting and confusing, and everything takes longer and is more complicated than it seems. And if your loved one's estate is complex, these sentiments intensify and will take their toll.

When you are dealing with a death, we can assist you in serving as the estate executor (called personal representative in wills) or as trustee in handling the affairs of the estate. Our assistance will typically include advice on your legal duties, inventorying estate assets, advice on and coordination of tax obligations, and distributing assets in accordance with governing documents. We can also assist you as a beneficiary with questions and ongoing representation about how an estate is being handled. We can help you resolve issues related to estate and trust disputes, such as litigating will contests. We can also help resolve issues concerning will and trust implementation and administration through agreement, mediation, or court proceedings.

Estates may be probated whether or not the person died with a will. We work closely with the personal representative or administrator of an estate to move it smoothly and efficiently to completion, and make it as easy on you as possible from start to finish.