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Probate & Estate Litigation

Schuyler, Roche & Crisham’s seasoned Probate & Estate Litigation team provides aggressive representation for our clients in a variety of probate matters.

We understand the challenges and complexities associated with state and federal probate systems, whose courts serve as a forum for contesting or establishing the validity of wills. Working closely with expert real estate and trust attorneys, Schuyler, Roche & Crisham’s Probate & Estate Litigation team helps clients navigate the intricacies of state and federal probate systems, and achieve favorable probate outcomes.

Whether it is a highly complex probate matter involving estate taxes under federal estate and gift tax laws, or a swift transfer of assets to the intended beneficiaries sans creditors and estate taxes, our team has the experience, resources and tenacity necessary to handle a range of probate issues.

Schuyler, Roche & Crisham’s Probate & Estate Litigation attorneys regularly assist with:

  • Claims filed for or against a decedent
  • Legal disputes among beneficiaries over the distribution of assets or validity of a will or trust of a loved one who is either incapacitated or deceased
  • Representing trustees, particularly banks, seeking the court’s direction on trust administration when it is ambiguously worded or in doubt following circumstantial changes
  • Adoption and guardianship matters involving establishing guardianships for minors and incompetent adults, petitioning on behalf of wards or families, and representing guardians administering the estates of their wards

In a situation where probate is unavoidable, you need experienced, savvy attorneys who will aggressively fight for your rights. Schuyler, Roche & Crisham has the specialized knowledge and trial experience necessary to resolve probate and estate disputes in our client’s best interests—quickly and cost-effectively. 

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