Trust and estate disputes are emotional, highly complex, raise tough business issues and can create more tension than other types of conflicts. These disputes often involve multiple parties, each represented by a different lawyer. Tousley Brain Stephens has the experience to handle the legal complexities, defuse the tension and work effectively with other counsel.
Our experience includes will and trust contests charging fraud, undue influence or diminished capacity; cases asserting fiduciary duty breaches, such as asset mismanagement; and conflicts over third-party transactions with decedents. Our clients have included individual and charitable beneficiaries, individual and institutional trustees and other fiduciaries, charitable foundations and personal representatives of estates. Many clients are referred to us by other lawyers who appreciate our skills, our practical advice and our commitment to clients.
Aware of the financial and emotional burden these disputes can impose, we work closely with our clients throughout the entire matter to ensure that we understand their priorities and work together to achieve their objectives.