Choose Trust Litigation Attorneys With Experience

trust litigation attorneysA carefully crafted trust will minimize the risk of disputes and costly litigation. However, not all trusts are so meticulously prepared, particularly those drafted by inept attorneys or online template forms. A poor choice of trustee can also lead to disputes down the road. Diligent estate planning is essential for avoiding lengthy court battles.However, when disputes do arise, it is important to seek qualified legal counsel. Trust litigation is a complex area that involves nuanced legal standards and detailed procedural requirements. In the St. Louis area, whether you are a trustee facing a lawsuit or a beneficiary seeking to bring a legal claim, you can turn to the trust litigation attorneys at The Elder & Disability Advocacy Firm of Christine A. Alsop, LLC. We strive to help clients overcome legal struggles by providing knowledgeable and caring guidance.

We handle all types of trust litigation, including:

  • Challenges to the validity of the trust (such as capacity issues and undue influence)
  • Beneficiary disputes
  • Disputes over the administration of the trust
  • Breach of fiduciary duties
  • Partiality toward certain beneficiaries
  • Fraud, misappropriation or mismanagement of trust assets
  • Imprudent investment strategies
  • Commingling trust funds with personal funds

Representation For Beneficiaries

As a beneficiary — that is, someone entitled to benefit from the trust and receive payouts or assets in accordance with its terms — you have important rights. The trustee must faithfully manage the trust for your benefit, not for his or her own gain. If you suspect the trust is being mismanaged, or if you believe the trustee is not living up to his or her obligations, you may need to pursue a lawsuit to enforce your rights.

Our lawyers can listen to your concerns, assess your situation and provide guidance on the best direction to proceed.

Representation For Trustees

Trustees are subject to numerous legal duties. As a trustee, you must execute these duties with an exacting level of care and detail. Yet even the most careful trustee can sometimes face litigation stemming from allegations of breaches. Because you may be personally liable for alleged breaches, it is critical to mount a strong defense.

We provide diligent representation for fiduciaries facing trust disputes. Our legal team can help you navigate the challenges of trust litigation with the aim of protecting your interests.

Contact Us | Serving Missouri And Illinois

Please call our office in St. Louis at 314-644-3200 or contact us online for more information about our trust litigation practice.

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