Decisions about what will happen with a trust or estate or how to help an older or vulnerable adult are often complex, and in some cases, emotionally charged. Proper planning and administration can go a long way in smoothing the process – however, conflict is sometimes inevitable. When family members or other beneficiaries disagree, they have the right to contest.
When this happens, the dispute is handled in court during a process called litigation. During litigation, both sides argue their case before a judge, who will ultimately decide the outcome. Alternatively, if a mutually agreeable settlement can be reached between the parties, the case will not proceed to trial.
The most control over outcomes is achieved when disputes are resolved short of litigation. However, there are situations where litigation is the most reasonable and effective way forward to get resolution for everyone involved. When this is the case, we will fight tirelessly for you to get the best possible outcome.