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Trust & Estate Litigation

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Trust and estate litigation involves complex legal issues, including fiduciary duties, tax law, real estate, family businesses, bankruptcy, and creditor rights.  Therefore, clients need have a team of trust and estate litigators who have the innovation, dedication, and knowledge to effectively resolve the most complex of trust and estate contests. The attorneys at Woods, Weidenmiller, Michetti & Rudnick, LLP have the appropriate experience to ensure you receive the highest quality legal services to effect the best possible outcome.

The firm’s attorneys handle complex will and trust disputes for a broad range of clients throughout Naples and Fort Myers. We have experience representing individual and institutional trustees, executors, personal representatives, and beneficiaries of trusts and estates. Our attorneys have successfully litigated claims involving:

  • Breach of fiduciary duty for or against fiduciaries and their agents
  • Removal of fiduciaries
  • Will and trust interpretation, construction and reformation
  • Charitable gifts
  • The prudent investor rule
  • Attorney and fiduciary fee disputes
  • Disputed claims for and against estates and trusts
  • Lack of mental capacity
  • Fraud, duress and undue influence
  • Spousal rights and elective share proceedings
  • Determination of, and challenges to, heirship
  • Will contests
  • Issues related to trust or estate administration

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