Trust & Probate Litigation Attorney

Trust

An arrangement in which property interests are legally held by one person (the trustee) at the request of another (the settlor) for the benefit of a third party (the beneficiary).

Trust Contest

A contest against the validity of a trust, either in part or in whole

Trust Litigation

Litigation between the individuals who have interests of some kind in a trust, such as the trustee, the settlor, and the beneficiaries.

Trustee

A person who stands in a fiduciary relation to another, having been given legal title to someone else’s property for the benefit of a third party.

Undue Influence

The use of power or influence over a testator or settlor in such a way that it keeps them from acting according to their own free will. When a person is named as a beneficiary and actively participated in procuring the will or trust which names them as a beneficiary,...

Vested Beneficiary

A beneficiary with the present right to receive distributions under a will or trust.

Will

A legal document which expresses a person’s final wishes about what happens to their property after they pass away, often specifically identifying intended beneficiaries for specific items of property.