Estate Litigation

Our litigators and trust and estates counsel work together in a coordinated approach to identify potential issues and resolve them through whatever means is appropriate and effective. If litigation is necessary to achieve a client’s goals, our skilled courtroom advocates are prepared to take an aggressive posture, presenting matters if any magnitude and complexity in the courtroom. The substantive knowledge of our litigators regarding trust and estate issues provides them with an invaluable advantage in developing and implementing litigation strategies.

Our attorneys have handled a wide variety of estate disputes including will contests, will construction actions, reciprocal will cases, omitted spouse statute claims, guardianship proceedings, challenges to inter vivos transfers, lost will cases, claims of breach of fiduciary duty and fiduciary removal, will revocation and prevention of revocation claims, and accounting actions.

Mr. Warner of our Firm is frequently appointed by the probate court as counsel for alleged incapacitated persons and guardian ad litem, as well as an early settlement panelist, for probate cases pending in both Union, Somerset and Morris County Superior Courts. He is also a frequent lecturer on estate litigation issues and has published articles on a multitude of probate topics.