Do you need to contest the validity of a Will or Trust? Do you suspect mismanagement of a Probate or Trust Estate?
If so, you need a skilled trial lawyer on your side. Will contests, trust challenges, and breach of fiduciary duty claims are not routine probate matters. They are complex lawsuits that require masterful understanding of civil procedure, evidence rules, and the unique laws of wills and trusts. And they require top-shelf performance in the court room. Do not trust these sophisticated cases to your average estates lawyer. You need a litigator.
I am Mitchell Miller, and I can help you in Nashville, Franklin and throughout Tennessee. I have secured favorable outcomes from Memphis to Knoxville in cases ranging from straight-forward to dumpster-fire messy. Here are the types of contested cases I handle:
Are there multiple competing wills? Is there a technical problem with the current will?
Is the trust validly created? Is it of a permissible type? Are the terms enforceable? Are the assets reachable?
Undue Influence Cases
Did a trusted person coerce, pressure, manipulate, or confuse your loved one into executing a will, trust, or significant transaction?
Fraud & Forgery Cases
Did someone intentionally deceived your loved one into executing a will, trust, or other significant transaction? Did someone forge your loved one's signature on a will, trust, or beneficiary designation form or other important instrument?
Breach of Fiduciary Duty Cases
Is the Executor or Trustee mismanaging assets? Not giving you information? Cutting you out of your share? Underselling assets? Self-dealing? If so, you may have a claim for breach of fiduciary duty.
Claims Against Estates
Does a deceased person owe you money? You have to file a claim against the decedent's estate and follow a specific process to prove your claim in the probate court. If the decedent's family has not yet opened an estate, you can open the estate as a creditor.