Portland Trust and Estate Litigation Law Firm

Oregon Probate Dispute Lawyer

If you are an heir to an estate, or you have been named to take the will through the probate process, you may encounter disagreements regarding any number of issues. Regrettably, often with the best of intentions, the decedent will have left their affairs in a muddle. There may be disputes regarding the authenticity of a will, or the state of mind of the decedent when the will was executed. There may be concerns about how property in the estate was valued or the use or disposition of property by the executor or administrator. If you are involved in controversies regarding the distribution of an estate, you want an experienced attorney to protect your rights.

Even without an estate, the administration of a trust can give rise to disputes and allegations of self dealing or mishandling of the trust. Beneficiaries to a trust are owed specific duties in the handling of the trust funds and the disbursement and payment of trust assets. Whether you are a trustee or a beneficiary we can offer counsel and assistance in disputes and litigation.

At the Mead Law Firm P.C., we have protected the rights of people throughout Portland and the Willamette Valley for over 23 years. We offer large law firm experience with the personal attention of a small law office. When you hire us to protect your rights in trust and estate litigation, you will work directly with an attorney throughout the process. We strive to be responsive and accessible at all times, working hard to be available whenever you need to talk with us.

For high-caliber, cost-effective counsel when you are involved in trust and estate litigation, contact our offices or call us at 503-214-2712 (toll-free at 888-328-1440).

Protecting Your Rights in Trust and Estate Litigation

We provide comprehensive counsel to people involved in probate litigation, including:

  • Will contests. We will represent you in litigation challenging the validity of a will, whether because of lack of capacity, undue influence or lack of proper formalities.
  • Significant property not included in a will or trust. We handle disputes over property owned by a decedent, but not identified in a will or specifically excluded from a will or trust. This often involves other business interests.
  • Allegations of breach of fiduciary duty or self-dealing by an executor or administrator. An executor has a duty to act in the best interests of the estate, and cannot put his or her own self interests above the interests of the estate.

Contact Our Office

To schedule a confidential consultation with an experienced Portland trust and estate litigation attorney, contact us or call us at 503-214-2712 (toll-free at 888-328-1440). We offer extensive arbitration experience and can help you determine whether alternative means of dispute resolution can provide a benefit to you.