Litigation over a trust or a will can be extremely trying—not only can it absorb a great deal of time and money, but it often arises when you have yet to fully process your grief. At Chhokar Law Group, we take pride in shouldering the battles that you don’t have the time, energy, or expertise to fight. We can provide a seasoned team to quickly assess your dispute, explain your options, and aggressively work toward a fair and economical resolution. If you are involved in a conflict over a trust or will, a trust and estate litigation attorney from Chhokar Law Group can help.
Probate may be necessary if a loved one passes without a trust in place. If you are experiencing a situation where there is a dispute as to who should be in charge, whether a certain debt should be paid, or whether certain assets were property of a decedent’s, then the probate process may lead to litigation.
At Chhokar Law Group, we have extensive experience bringing and defending claims in probate court. Whatever dispute you may face, we can help you find the way forward.
While trusts do not require the supervision of a court, trust disputes are commonly litigated. Many of the same issues in probate cases can arise with trusts, even though the parties are not already before the court. Many common disputes involve:
- Questions concerning the validity of the trust document;
- Questions concerning the validity of recent amendments;
- Questions concerning the settlor’s state of mind when the trust was created;
- Disputes over a trustee’s actions as to certain assets, timeliness of distributions or showing favoritism or bias towards certain beneficiaries;
- Questions on whether the settlor was unduly influenced to make last-minute changes;
- Issues involving the recognition and payment of creditor claims, and many more…
Many issues can arise involving the trustee’s statutorily detailed fiduciary duties—the legal obligation to act in the best interests of the beneficiaries at all times. Some of these issues can include the following:
- Whether the trustee has commingled trust assets with their own personal assets;
- Whether the trustee has kept beneficiaries reasonably informed;
- Whether the trustee has provided proper notices and accountings;
- Whether the trustee has adequately managed trust assets; or
- Whether the trustee has unjustly enriched themselves
Trust disputes can be very complex. Whether you are a removed heir, a named beneficiary, or a trustee, the estate litigation attorneys at Chhokar Law Group can help you find a way forward if you are facing a dispute you cannot resolve on your own.
Aggressive Yet Reasonable Litigation Representation
Litigation can be an intimidating prospect for most people. Fortunately or unfortunately, it is sometimes your only option to achieve the right outcome. But to succeed, you need to be prepared with the best resources.
At Chhokar Law Group, we defer to our client’s goals and consistently provide options to reach the best result in light of their goals at each step of the litigation. By keeping our client’s goals in mind at all times, we ensure that your claim is never compromised by leveraging the skills and experience of our team.
Ultimately, the decision to settle or go to trial is always yours. We are here to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision will execute whatever strategies are necessary to achieve your goals.
Talk to a Trust and Estate Litigation Attorney at Chhokar Law Group Today
If you are involved in conflict over a trust or will, we can help you get control of the situation and start moving towards a successful resolution. However, you need to act now to protect your rights, so contact us today via phone or email to schedule a consultation.