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Probate And Trust Litigation Can Turn Bad Quickly

We get to choose our friends. We do not get to choose our relatives. Unfortunately, a family member’s death or mental incompetence can lead to contentious disagreements about their care or property among relatives. That’s why you must secure skilled, aggressive representation for your peace of mind.

Cavitch Familo & Durkin has been a trusted legal resource for people across Ohio since 1886. Probate litigation is notoriously stressful for people, but we can help you retain control through all the difficulties ahead. There may be no way to avoid the dispute, but you don’t have to go through it alone.

What Causes Probate Disputes?

The affairs of a loved one who has passed or is incapacitated stir up strong emotions in people, such as anger. Anger and distrust go hand in hand when it comes to inheritance disputes, and that leads to such controversies as:

  • Challenging the legality of the last will of a deceased person
  • Probate proceedings when one person disagrees with how another person is handling the estate
  • Allegations of a breach of fiduciary duty or undue influence regarding the care of an incompetent family member

Disputes over trust administration are more common, with family members challenging the management of a relative’s trust money. These persons may be looking out for the interests of the trust beneficiary, their interests as successor beneficiaries, or both.

Our Approach To Trust And Probate Disputes

Cavitch Familo & Durkin probate attorneys have extensive experience handling family trust disputes arising from probate and trust administration. We work with our clients to attempt settlements that take out the emotions of these situations. Where we cannot resolve matters fairly and amicably, we pursue estate litigation.

Thorough, Caring Probate Litigation Services

Our commitment to comprehensive representation is one of the reasons clients turn to us. Cavitch Familo & Durkin is a well-known name in Cleveland, and we are proud of the quality of our work. When you think your probate case may become a lengthy dispute, come to us to learn about your options and next steps.

Call our office at 216-621-7860.

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