Estate and Trust Litigation

Barnes & Thornburg LLP probate litigators advocate the rights and interests of trustees, executors, other fiduciaries and individuals in trial and appellate courts throughout the United States. We have handled complex will and trust contests, substantial claims in estates, objections to accountings, contested guardianships, the full range of probate and trust disputes. We also represent clients in a variety of alternative dispute resolution procedings, including negotiation, arbitration and mediation, which are often particularly appropriate in disputes involving family wealth transfers or closely-held business assets.

The wide range of experience and legal practice among the firm's estate and trust lawyers and litigators enables us to properly staff each case in view of its size and complexity. We have developed systems for the early evaluation of cases, case management, and budgeting that enable us to conduct litigation in a focused manner designed to achieve our clients' objectives.