Stein Sperling’s estates and trusts attorneys understand the value of advanced planning when it comes to the intricacies of carrying out clients’ wishes, or those of their loved ones, upon death. We carefully anticipate possible points of interpersonal and financial conflict through both the planning and administration processes. These can include issues of competency, undue influence or questionable changes to estate planning documents and dealing with post-death administrative matters.
When disputes arise, our estates and trusts attorneys call upon members of our firm’s experienced litigation group to represent trustees, executors, and beneficiaries in probate and trust administration matters, as well as in contested and uncontested guardianships and caveat proceedings. We are therefore able to initiate and defend claims of the estate, trust or guardianship, as well as executors, guardians and trustees representing those entities. Additionally our litigation team is well-versed in representing beneficiaries of estates and trusts in their disputes with other beneficiaries or in claims of alleged breaches of fiduciary duty.