Phoenix Guardianship And Conservatorship Lawyer
When things go wrong or suspicions arise involving administration of a will, trust or other aspects of an estate, a beneficiary or heir may file a lawsuit in probate court to recover assets they feel are rightfully theirs.
Even when there are no disputes between beneficiaries and fiduciaries, a third-party creditor claim can threaten an estate and delay the distribution of assets. Equally intense disputes sometimes involve the establishment of a guardianship or conservatorship, as well as the actions of a guardian or conservator.
Probate Litigation, Asset Protection and Exposing Financial Exploitation
In all such situations, whether you are an heir or beneficiary who suspects wrongdoing, a trustee or personal representative facing unjust allegations, or someone else with an interest in probate or trust litigation, you will need counsel from a dedicated, knowledgeable lawyer.
At the Starr Law Firm, PLC, you can depend on receiving exactly that directly from me, Phoenix guardianship and conservatorship attorney Brian S. Starr, whether your suspicions or disputes involve:
- Any concerns involving the establishment or handling of a guardianship or conservatorship
- A will contest, trust contest or other form of estate litigation
- Claims of undue influence, self-dealing, breach of fiduciary duty or other financial exploitation
- The need to file an action for accounting
- An action for reformation or termination of a trust
- Concerns about asset valuation
- Lawsuits directed at asset recovery
- Creditor claims and other third-party claims against a trust or estate
Personal representatives responsible for the administration of an estate should be aware that the expenses of defending or compromising a third-party creditor’s claim can be charged as a proper administration expense. If you have any question about a claim brought against an estate, I can offer advice to help you preserve assets available for distribution.
Do You Need a Skilled Sun City or Scottsdale Probate Litigation Attorney?
My knowledge of trusts, probate and estate administration, as well as a strong grasp of tools and strategies for effective estate planning to prevent disputes, are tremendous assets for my clients. I know how to assess the strengths and weaknesses of a complex estate claim, and I will strive for resolution through skilled negotiation, saving you the stress and expense of a lengthy trial.
To schedule a consultation focused on answering your questions and analyzing your needs involving an estate dispute, please contact me today by telephone or e-mail.