Florida Probate, Trust, and Estate Litigation

Probate, trust, and estate litigation is a legal category of disputes that involves pre-suit or courtroom disputes that often involve financial exploitation and a fight over family assets due to the wrongdoing or negligence of a third party. Disputes over family estates are difficult for clients on both a financial and emotional level. Our style of litigating is designed to create a strategy that maximizes the benefit of the outcome while minimizing the emotional toll on our clients. Our experience is broad in pursuing claims against large corporate trust companies, individual trustees, guardians, executors, and others for wrongdoing as well as negligence.

Some examples of the types of probate and trust disputes we handle include the following:

  • Inheritance disputes
  • Mismanagement of assets
  • Charitable and family trust disputes
  • Trust and will construction disputes
  • Trust modification and reformation disputes
  • Trust termination disputes
  • Lawsuits for an accounting
  • Challenging or removing a trustee or other fiduciary
  • Fraud or misappropriation of trust assets
  • Lack of mental or testamentary capacity
  • Undue influence
  • Forgery
  • Interference with testamentary expectancy
  • Surcharge actions
  • Spousal elective share disputes
  • Guardianship disputes
  • Disputes involving executors of estates
  • Disputes resulting from multiple marriages
  • Mistake in execution
  • Determination of heirs

We don’t represent trustees, trust companies, or other fiduciaries. We have designed our litigation practices to take on wrongdoers regardless of how big or well-funded they might be and no matter how diverse or complex the situation might be.