Sometimes, but not always, disputes may arise over the legal work or other issues that involve probate matters including trusts and estates. These cases may concern issues of the interpretation and distribution of trusts and probate assets; the power or authority of beneficiaries and trustees alike to direct and control probate and trust assets; claims involving corporate fiduciaries such as large financial institutions and the manner and way trust and probate assets have been handled and administered; or the wrongful interference with beneficiary and inheritance rights.
While many attorneys who attempt to handle these types of matters are generally probate attorneys or estate planners, they do not have experience in the courtroom or in the trial setting. The attorneys at Scanlon & Elliott have been able to translate and apply their vast civil litigation and many years of courtroom experience in handling a variety of these types of matters over the past 30 years.
Our experience in these matters includes:
- litigating trusts and probated disputes involving claims for breach of fiduciary duty
- claims for breach of duty of loyalty
- investment claims
- beneficiary disputes
- contested heirship
- judicial construction and modification of wills and trusts
- will and trust contests
- will and trust validity
- claims of capacity, undue influence, or elder abuse
- contested powers of attorney
- contested accountings
- fraudulent transfers
- spousal right of election
- wrongful death recovery, and
- family and estate management disputes.
Finally, the trust and estate litigation attorneys at Scanlon & Elliott never lose sight of the fact that our clients are looking for solutions — not protracted disputes — as these issues often arrive at an already difficult time, when there has been the loss of a loved one.
We invite you to contact us for assistance with an Ohio probate litigation matter. Based in Akron, we serve clients throughout Summit County and Northeast Ohio.