Estate Litigation Requires Extensive Knowledge And Deep Resources

The Legal Team At Leisawitz Heller Has What It Takes To Succeed

As estate plans have become more complex over the years, it has opened the door to increased disputes during the probate process. Sometimes, the only way to resolve these differences is to go to court.

It is critical in these situations to enlist the services of experienced estate planning attorneys who have a thorough understanding of complex estate issues, as well as a strong track record of successfully representing estate litigation clients in court. The estate planning team at Leisawitz Heller in Wyomissing fits the bill. We represent executors, trustees and beneficiaries in Greater Reading and throughout southeastern Pennsylvania.

Successfully handling estate litigation matters often requires testimony from financial experts or medical professionals. We have the resources necessary to build strong cases and take them to trial if a fair agreement cannot be reached through negotiations.

Straight Talk And Sound Advice

Estate and trust disputes are among the most challenging types of litigation to handle. Emotions run high following a loved one's death, and family members who are embroiled in a dispute often are unwilling to compromise. But prolonged litigation can deplete an estate's assets and leave both sides in a dispute feeling bitter and unsatisfied.

Our lawyers' decades of experience helping clients resolve highly emotional estate litigation matters has provided us with a keen sense of when and how disputes may be resolved without the need to litigate, and when it makes more sense to go to court. We represent clients in the full range of estate litigation cases, including:

  • Will contests — A will may be challenged for multiple reasons, including lack of testamentary capacity, undue influence on the testator, fraud, unclear language or mistakes.
  • Breach of fiduciary duty — Agents, executors, guardians and trustees may be accused of mishandling funds in an estate or trust.
  • Misuse of powers of attorney — An individual who had authority to make financial decisions on behalf of the decedent while he or she was still alive misused or abused that authority.
  • Removal of a trustee or executor — A beneficiary or other interested party may petition to have a trustee or executor removed if it is believed he or she has not fulfilled the duties or obligations of that role.

Get A Candid Assessment Of Your Case

Whether you wish to challenge an executor or trustee, or you are serving in one of those roles and you face a challenge, we can review the facts of your case and provide a candid assessment. Call 610-816-0880 or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting.