Trust contests can arise for a variety of different reasons and the consequences can dramatically change the outcome concerning how assets are distributed. In order to preserve and defend your interests when a trust contest arises if you are a beneficiary, settlor, or trustee you should consult with a probate lawyer.
Michigan Probate Litigation Lawyers Representing Clients In Trust Contests
Located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, The Prince Law Firm routinely represents individuals who are bringing a trust contest or are attempting to challenge a trust contest, as well as settlor's or trustees defending against a trust contest. Our experience handling all types of probate litigation sets us apart from other law firms − as well as does our knowledge of how to find creative, expeditious, and private solutions to these types of matters. If you have questions about a trust contest, please do not hesitate to contact our office and schedule a free consultation with one of our Detroit trust contest lawyers to learn more about how we can help you.
What Are Trust Contests? Why Do They Occur?
Like will contests, trust contests can arise for a wide variety of reasons, including whether the signer was competent or whether there was any undue influence exerted upon him or her. A dispute can also arise if someone was left out and it is unclear if this was in error or on purpose. People also initiate a trust contest petition when they don't get what they feel they are entitled to or believe fraud has occurred and think going to court will allow them to obtain a larger part of an estate.
Sometimes the issue resolves around the fact that the trust has been amended a number of different times. In this case, our attorneys will carefully examine all of the previous versions to try to understand the intent of the signer. There may be battles between the various amendments, especially if there have been handwritten changes made to typewritten documents. We will help you figure out how this affects the distribution of assets of an estate.
We're Here To Help You Resolve Your Dispute
Trust litigation is costly and time-consuming. It can be financially and emotionally draining on everyone involved, especially if the disputes are between family members. Often we can help come to a resolution using negotiation or a form of alternative dispute resolution, which can save everyone time, money, energy, embarrassment and ill-will.
We are here to take as much of the burden of a trust contest off you as possible. In the event that a trial in probate court is in your best interests, we will aggressively pursue your interests with a carefully constructed case that has your goals in mind.
Contact us online today, or call us at 248-419-1968 to schedule a free initial consultation. We offer sound advice and answers to your questions about trust contests.