When you consider the intricate nature of many personal estate plans alongside the fact that occasionally they are drafted by well-intentioned but nonetheless inexperienced laypersons, it is not surprising that estate administration does not always go as one might wish. Spouses are asked to defend the validity of wills over which they have control. Trustees are deemed less trustworthy than their titles would imply. Estate plan language that initially seemed incontrovertible turns out, upon closer inspection, to be incomprehensible. Assets are suddenly impossible to trace.
In situations such as these, McDowall Cotter’s litigation team offers not only expertise and compassion but also perspective drawn from close association with our own Estate Planning & Wealth Preservation attorneys. We have decades of experience handling breach of trust actions, will contests, and other probate litigation with just the right mix of empathy and advocacy.
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