We get to pick our friends. We do not get to pick our relatives. Unfortunately, the death or mental incompetence of a family member can lead to contentious issues among the members of a family. Anger and distrust are common and go hand in hand. Controversy may happen in a Will contest challenging the legality of the Last Will and Testament of a deceased person or a court battle when one person disagrees with how another person is handling the finances of an incompetent family member and alleges breach of a fiduciary duty.
Disputes over trust administration are more common with family members challenging how trust money for a relative is being managed and spent. These persons may be looking out for the interests of the trust beneficiary, their own interests as successor beneficiaries or both.
Cavitch attorneys are well-experienced in handling family disputes that arise from probate and trust administration. We work with our clients to attempt settlements that take out the emotions of these situations. Where we cannot resolve matters fairly and amicably, then we litigate.