Skilled Counsel To Resolve Probate Disputes
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 may 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.
Similarly, 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, we have protected the rights of people throughout Portland and the Willamette Valley for more than 25 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.
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 or trustee has a duty to act in the best interests of the estate and cannot put their own self-interest above the interests of the estate. Our law firm can help you take action against wrongdoing by an executor or trustee.
Get Help From Attorney George Mead
To schedule a confidential consultation with an experienced Portland trust and estate litigation attorney, contact us online 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.