The field of “estate and trust litigation” includes will contests and disputes over the proper administration and distribution of an estate or trust.  An “estate” is the legal arrangement that exists regarding someone’s property after that person has died but before the property has been distributed.  For example, if a loved one dies, it takes time and effort to make sure that the person’s property is distributed in accordance with his or her will (if a will existed) and in accordance with Idaho or Washington law.  A “trust” is a legal arrangement regarding interests in property, where the grantor specifies that certain property is to be used for a beneficiary under the terms of the trust.  Trusts are commonly created when the original owner of property wants a specific use to be made with the property in order to provide a desired benefit to the trust’s beneficiaries.  Disputes can and do arise regarding whether the person in charge of administering the trust is acting appropriately.

If you believe the person in charge of the estate or trust that affects you is not acting properly, or if someone has accused you of mismanaging an estate or trust, then you likely need an estate and trust litigation firm to represent your interests.  If you believe that you are part of an estate or trust arrangement that could lead to disputes, then you may want an estate and trust litigation firm to help you navigate around common pitfalls.  Led by attorneys with decades of experience in this field, the mission of our estate & trust litigation practice area is to help protect your rights and interests under Idaho or Washington law.

If you are ready to discuss how CMDG can help you in this field, please contact us today.