Practice Area

Probate & Estate Litigation

Resolving Family Estate Conflicts

When a family member dies or when a family member begins to experience cognitive decline, disputes among the remaining family members relating to the deceased family member’s estate may arise. These disputes may involve challenges to the validity of a will or trust amendment on the grounds of incapacity or undue influence, claims of breach of fiduciary duty on the part of a personal representative, trustee, or power of attorney, or claims for intentional interference with inheritance. Prior to a family member’s death, disputes may arise regarding whether and the extent to which the family member requires the protection of a conservator, a guardian, or a power of attorney.

Probate and estate litigation is almost always emotionally charged and can be legally and factually complex. Duffy & Young’s team of attorneys has experience litigating these disputes in probate court, state court and federal court. If you are not yet facing or ready to bring a claim relating to a family member’s estate but anticipate that such a dispute may arise in the future, Duffy & Young can advise you regarding the best way to avoid or limit the scope of such a dispute. With an appreciation of the legal complexities and family dynamics that often arise in probate and estate disputes, Duffy & Young is committed to protecting your rights and interests

Attorneys Who Can Help

Julie Moore

Brian Duffy

J. Rutledge Young, III

J. Rutledge Young, III

Wilson Daniel

Wilson Daniel