Trusts, Estates, and Fiduciary Litigation
Powers Farley handles all types of trust and estate litigation, including will contests, breaches of fiduciary duty, removal of trustees, reformation of instruments, elder abuse, and other contests based on allegations of lack of capacity and undue influence. We represent corporate fiduciaries, individuals, and charitable organizations in their capacities as trustees, personal representatives, agents under powers of attorney, guardians, beneficiaries, and/or other interested parties to resolve a broad spectrum of trust, estate, and probate disputes involving complex legal and personal issues.
Fiduciary litigation involves a technical and highly-specialized practice of law as well as an understanding of the emotional component of trust and estate disputes. Our extensive experience and expertise, particularly in disputes involving families, closely-held corporations, and corporate fiduciaries, makes us uniquely equipped to resolve the difficult problems that arise in administering or settling an estate or trust.
We routinely handle matters involving:
- Providing guidance to Powers of Attorney, Trustees, Personal Representatives, Guardians, and Conservators.
- Pre-litigation dispute resolution.
- Trust and Will Interpretation or Construction.
- Disputes involving Asset Investment and Administration.
- Fiduciary Removal or Disqualification Actions.
- Breach of Fiduciary Duty and Fiduciary Misconduct Disputes.
- Tortious Interference with Expected Inheritance Claims.
- Actions for Trust Accounting.
- Will and Trust Contests (Lack of Testamentary Capacity and Undue Influence).
- Trust Modification and Reformation.
- Settlement Agreements.