At some point in our lives, many of us will be faced with issues involving a will or trust. If the will or trust is properly drafted, and if the persons managing the estate or trust behave competently and diligently, then the use of a will or trust can be of tremendous benefit to those who are beneficiaries. However, if there is negligence in the drafting of the will or trust, or if there is misconduct or negligence associated with the management of the estate or trust, then the beneficiaries can suffer significant financial injuries. In that event, you may need an attorney who handles litigation involving wills, trusts and fiduciary obligations.
Litigation Involving Wills and Trusts
Litigation involving wills and trusts can involve a wide variety of issues, including the following:
- Negligence of professionals in drafting the will or trust.
- Family members and others exercising improper influence over the person making the will or trust in order to obtain more favorable treatment under the will or trust.
- Family members and others mishandling or misappropriating assets that should have been distributed under the will or trust.
- Breaches of duty by the executor of an estate, the trustee of a trust or other persons acting in a fiduciary capacity.
Cases involving wills and trusts are complex in that they combine issues of estate planning, professional negligence, fiduciary obligations and litigation strategy.
If you believe that you have suffered injury as a result of negligence or mismanagement concerning an estate, will or trust, then you need an attorney who is experienced in such litigation. While there are many attorneys who practice in the area of estate planning, and who draft wills, trusts and similar instruments, there are very few attorneys who regularly handle litigation involving estates, wills and trusts. Simply put, estate planners generally are not litigators, and they are usually not well equipped to address the issues that arise in litigation involving an estate, will or trust. For such litigation, you need an attorney who is experienced in precisely this type of litigation.
Disputes Arising from the Management of Estates, Wills and Trusts
Attorney Michael Blanton has handled a number of cases involving disputes arising from the management of estates, wills and trusts. He is familiar with the legal issues that arise in such litigation. He has experience dealing with banks and similar institutions that are frequently involved in the management of an estate or trust. He has access to a network of experts who can assist with the technical financial and tax issues that are frequently involved in such litigation. He has handled cases involving estates of various sizes, ranging from hundreds of thousands of dollars to tens of millions of dollars.
Contact The Blanton Law Firm
If you believe that you have suffered injury as a result of negligence or mismanagement concerning an estate, will or trust, fiduciary litigation attorney, Michael Blanton, would be happy to consult with you, free of charge, to determine how his expertise might assist you in pursuing your case.
The Blanton Law Firm serves clients in need of fiduciary litigation services throughout the entire state of Colorado. Our office in Evergreen, CO is close to Conifer, Pine, Bailey, Idaho Springs, Morrison, Golden, the western Denver foothills communities, Jefferson County, Clear Creek County & Park County, Colorado. Initial consultations are always free.