Estate Dispute Attorney
Experienced Probate Litigators
Even the most carefully thought out estate plans can fail to do what people intend. Will contests or guardianship disputes can derail the normal probate process. The administration of a trust may give rise to a dispute. An executor or personal representative might be accused of breaching their fiduciary duties. Each of these situations is a common source of probate court litigation.
At Hagner & Zohlman, we represent executors, administrators, trustees, beneficiaries and others in estate-related matters that involve will contests, trust disputes, guardianships, family businesses and claims against fiduciaries. In every aspect of our involvement in a case, whether in negotiations, in mediation or at trial – we offer uncompromising legal advocacy on behalf of our clients.
A will contest can result in a significant delay in the distribution of a loved one’s assets and a significant depletion of the funds available to distribute as well. If you are concerned that a loved one’s final wishes may be subject to a will contest, we encourage you to call or e-mail our law offices in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, for an initial consultation.
Representation In All Will Contest And Estate Disputes
Our firm’s probate litigation practice draws on the more than 50 years of litigation experience possessed by Certified Civil Trial Attorneys Thomas Hagner and John Zohlman. Mr. Hagner and Mr. Zohlman understand the complex family dynamics and charged emotions that probate disputes often involve.
We have successfully been able to navigate those minefields and achieve favorable outcomes in cases that involve:
- Will contests and trust disputes
- Allegations of undue influence, duress, coercion or fraud
- Spousal elective shares
- Breach of fiduciary duty claims against executors, administrators or trustees
- Mismanagement of estate or trust funds
- Contested guardianships, abuse of guardianship power
- Power of attorney abuse
Attorney Referrals Welcome
Our lawyers are respected by the bench and bar of the New Jersey legal community, and are routinely trusted by colleagues to handle the legal needs of their clients in complex probate disputes of all types.