Probate & fiduciary litigation is becoming increasingly common and a rapidly growing area of our practice. The attorneys at Ferro Labella & Weiss have the wide-ranging skill set necessary to represent executors, beneficiaries, administrators, guardians, alleged incapacitated persons, and interested parties in probate & fiduciary litigation and guardianships. The firm offers a unique combination of experienced litigators supported by the expertise of estate planning and tax attorneys. The collaborative effort of those attorneys provides a substantial advantage to the firm’s clients.
PROBATE & FIDUCIARY LITIGATION
Attorneys at the firm have been appointed by the Court to serve in a variety of capacities, including as an administrator pendente lite, guardian ad litem, counsel for alleged incapacitated persons, special master and expert. The firm’s attorneys have participated extensively in the resolution of those disputes through litigation, trial, mediation or other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms and have been appointed by Courts to mediate such disputes. Whether the claim at issue is, for example, that a party lacked the mental capacity to make a will or was unduly influenced in connection with a will or other action, the firm has the capability to provide effective and efficient representation in Probate Court.
The broad range of Probate Court litigation handled by the firm includes:
- Will contests
- Challenges to inter vivos transfers
- Actions related to the appointment of Administrator
- Application for appointment of a guardian ad litem
- Suits for an accounting or challenges to an accounting
- Disputes involving the interpretation of wills or trusts
- Contested and uncontested guardianship actions