Wills, Trusts, & Estates
The death of a loved one is a difficult time in anyone’s life. Unfortunately, many legal and financial issues arise that must be addressed.
When dealing with your grief, it can be hard to understand what needs to be accomplished, especially if the validity of the will or trust is in question, leaving the estate in jeopardy.
If you are facing the administration of an estate or trust, or if there is a challenge to a will or a trust that has been established by a loved one, turn to the lawyers at Chenoweth Law Group. We have experience handling all aspects of estate and trust administration and litigation for clients in Oregon, Washington, and California.
We provide comprehensive estate and trust litigation support if part of an estate plan is challenged or is in dispute after the death of a loved one. We also provide support when a estate and trust administration disputes arise.
Will and Trust Contests
In some cases, the validity of a will or trust is questioned, usually based on a claim of undue influence or lack of capacity. There may be an argument over the terms of the estate or how the assets from a will or trust are being distributed. These types of administrative issues, often called will contests or trust contests, are emotional. We represent clients on either side of an estate contest.
Probate and Trust Administration Disputes
These administrative issues can be difficult, especially when they involve family members. Sometimes these administrative issues lead to actions to remove a personal representative/executor or a trustee. We handle these disputes and can represent parties on either side.
In other cases, issues of capacity or undue influence are raised. CLG is thoroughly familiar with these issues and represents clients seeking to set a will or trust aside, as well as clients seeking to uphold the validity of the estate plan being challenged.
Experienced Estate and Trust Litigators
Though we may first attempt to settle the dispute through negotiation, this does not always work. Our firm is committed to taking your estate or trust litigation matter to court whenever necessary. We are distinguished litigators who can take estate and trust litigation cases in front of a judge or work to settle them outside of court.
If you live outside of Oregon, Washington, or California, but have an estate or trust matter in one of these states, we can help. Our firm is able to stay in close contact with out-of-state clients to see that their in-state needs are addressed.