The Leading Trust and Estate Litigation Firm in Michigan

Detroit Probate Attorneys

Probate litigation is a complex and unique area of law. Attorneys at Prince Law Firm in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, focus on estate planning, trusts and probate. For that reason, our attorneys are exceptionally well-prepared to represent a client involved in a dispute over the legitimacy of a will, trust, or power of attorney, the administration of an estate or trust, or the appointment of a guardian or conservator.

Will Contests · Trust Contests · Breach Of Fiduciary Duty

Sometimes a dispute involves a fiduciary who disregards the terms of a document or the law; or it involves a family member who is mad because he or she didn’t get more or was passed over in favor of another for a position of responsibility; or maybe someone lacked the capacity to make a will; or a trust is contested; or there are allegations of undue influence. We can help you understand how to contest a will or trust, and have ample experience with appeals.

Quite simply, odds are that we’ve seen it – as the saying goes, “no thing new under the sun.” These areas are all supervised by the probate courts. If you have concerns about one of those areas or are involved in a dispute, contact our office and make arrangements to speak with one of our Detroit probate lawyers. During your initial consultation, the attorney will explain your options.

Dispute Resolution Skills And Litigation Experience

In many cases, our probate lawyers are able to help clients resolve disputes economically, quickly, and privately through alternative dispute resolution processes, including mediation and arbitration. However, at Prince Law Firm, we also have extensive experience in probate litigation and will provide vigorous representation at trial if that is the best way to protect your interests.

Disputes our attorneys are prepared to handle include:

  • Will contests
  • Trust litigation
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Guardianships
  • Conservatorships
  • Appointment of a personal representative
  • Surcharge actions
  • Contract disputes
  • Title disputes
  • Business succession

Pat Prince and Shaheen Imami are both trained mediators who offer complete alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services. Contact us today — online, or by phone at 248-419-1968 — to discuss your probate litigation needs during a consultation.

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