Probate & Trust Disputes

With vast experience in planning and handling probate and trust matters, Foley & Mansfield is well-versed in issues involving lack of capacity, undue influence, and asset mismanagement or misappropriation. Our probate and trust litigators represent trustees, executors, charitable organizations, family businesses, and individuals as either fiduciaries or as individual claimants. We also assist in the administration of probate and trust estates – including the preparation of court filings including petitions for appointment of executors, guardians, and conservators; inventories of assets, motions, settlements and accountings; and petitions for distributions.

Foley & Mansfield's attorneys are highly experienced litigators who are as comfortable in the courtroom as they are working with the potentially volatile family dynamics that often surround a will or trust contest.  We balance compassion for family relationships with an aggressive approach to litigation as dictated by your particular situation. 

Bob Brummond, the firm’s partner overseeing our probate and trust litigation cases, has earned an outstanding national reputation in probate litigation and often lectures at the prestigious Fratcher Symposium on trusts and estates.

Our probate and trust attorneys are regularly involved in the following areas of litigation:

    • Will contests
    • Trust contests
    • Claims for breach of fiduciary duty
    • Discovery of asset claims
    • Conservatorship
    • Power of attorney abuse claims
    • Accounting suits

 

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Robert J. Brummond

Managing Partner - Chicago

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