Trust and Estate Disputes and Litigation

Losing loved ones is always difficult, and taking care of their estate and personal belongings can be complicated. Disputes sometimes arise during these difficult times that encompass emotional issues and can divide families.  Often times these disputes relate to more than just money and belongings.  However, the estate and trust dispute attorneys of Mullin Hoard & Brown have extensive experience guiding families through these times and will work hard to resolve the dispute.

We have represented clients in a wide range of trust and estate dispute matters such as: 

  • Complex Will and Trust contests
  • Breach of fiduciary duty, removal of fiduciaries
  • Will and trust interpretation, construction and reformation
  • Lack of mental capacity, fraud, duress and undue influence
  • Spousal rights and meretricious relationships
  • Determination of, and challenges to, heirship
  • Probate and estate litigation
  • Federal and state tax disputes (federal estate and gift taxes, generation-skipping transfer taxes, income taxes)
  • Attorney and fiduciary fee disputes
  • Defend creditor claims against the estate.
  • Disagreement Concerning How to Maximize the Value of an Estate
  • Interpretation of and the advocacy or defense of the decedent’s intent
  • Abuse of Powers of Attorney
  • Self-dealing and conflicts of interest