Litigation is never pleasant, particularly when it involves family members and other potential heirs or beneficiaries of an estate or trust. That's why it is always wise to hire a skilled, knowledgeable attorney to represent you in probate disputes and estate and trust litigation.

Common Probate Litigation Triggers

There is often suspicion that one family member exerted undue influence on the decedent, or that a will was improperly altered to one beneficiary's detriment, or that the home was raided after the loved one died and numerous assets disappeared. All of these situations prompt will contest, trust construction or undue influence cases.

Challenging The Validity Of A Will

Perhaps the most common legal challenge to a will or trust is undue influence. This is where the decedent was pressured to sign a will or trust against his or her better judgment. Undue influence is just one of the situations Koehler Fitzgerald LLC of Cleveland, Ohio, helps to resolve:

  • Undue influence
  • Contested wills
  • Trust construction litigation
  • Estate fraud
  • Inheritance disputes
  • Concerns about exploitation
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Appointment and removal of fiduciaries
  • Appointment and removal of guardians
  • Lack of capacity
  • Financial abuse of the elderly
  • Abuse of powers of attorney
  • Compliance with Ohio's Trust Code

Call Koehler Fitzgerald LLC

Koehler Fitzgerald LLC has assisted families all the way from probate court to appeals to the Ohio Supreme Court in their quest for justice and clarity. Our lawyers would be happy to meet with you and discuss your situation. For more information, call 216-539-7714 or 800-391-5127, or contact us online.