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Estate & Trust Litigation

Dealing with the complexities of a loved one's estate can be an overwhelming experience while still in mourning. Our attorneys are deeply experienced in the legal matters and sensitive to the needs of those experiencing loss.

The probate and administration process can be disputed when family members, beneficiaries or other involved parties believe their rights have been denied. There are serious and complex issues associated with estate litigation. When pursuing a claim, it is crucial to have sound legal guidance that will protect your inheritance and ensure that you receive what is rightfully yours.

Our attorneys have successfully represented clients in claims involving the validity of a Will or trust, the administration of trusts and estates and contested accountings. We have litigated a wide range of issues and can assist you in any estate matter including:

  • Will/Trust Contests
  • Contested Powers of Attorney
  • Spousal Right of Election
  • Contested Accountings and Actions Involving Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Fraudulent Transfers
  • Partition Actions
  • Protection of Beneficiary Rights
  • Will and Trust Construction
  • Trust Reformation
  • Guardianship Proceedings
  • Wrongful Death Recovery Disputes

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Estate & Trust Litigation Practice Leader

Gordon S. Dickens
Direct: 585-987-2851
Fax: 585-987-2951
gdickens@woodsoviatt.com