Probate, Estate and Trust Litigation

Services Provided

Will Contests

We represent executors of estates defending will contests and beneficiaries contesting wills and codicils based on allegations of lack of testamentary capacity, undue influence, fraud and inadequate execution.

Other Types of Probate & Estate Litigation

  • Contested claims in estates
  • Enforcement of a spousal share or spousal allowance
  • Petitions to remove executors, personal representatives, trustees or other fiduciaries
  • Petitions for the appointment of a guardian or conservator
  • Defending or contesting the validity of inter vivo gifts and transfers
  • Tortious interference with bequests or inheritance
  • Declaratory judgment actions and litigated matters concerning payable-on-death or transfer-on-death assets, stock agreements and distribution of closely-held businesses and family farming operations

Trust Disputes

We represent trustees and beneficiaries of all forms of trusts, including revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts and testamentary trusts, in disputes over execution of a trust document, distribution of funds, breaches of fiduciary duties and other disputed matters involving trusts.

A Team Approach to Quick Resolutions

Resolution of these types of matters often involve complex questions concerning asset evaluation, taxes, and estate planning, for which we are able to engage the depth of knowledge and experience of our business, tax and estate planning attorneys.

Additional Resources

Presentation Library

Download past presentations and view on-demand videos.

If you have questions regarding our probate, estate and trust litigation practice, please email or call us in Cedar Rapids at (319) 366-7641 or in Coralville at (319) 354-1019.