Guardianships, Will Contests & Fiduciary Litigation
When individuals fail to establish effective estate plans, it sometimes becomes necessary to invoke the courts’ authority to either provide protection for a disabled person or interpret estate planning provisions to protect the integrity of a person’s estate plan. For example, with unprecedented family wealth transferring from our “Greatest Generation” to our “Baby Boomers,” legal disputes among family members are increasing dramatically. Also, guardianships of disabled adults are becoming more frequent, and it is not uncommon for family members to argue among each other as to the person who should be the guardian. Another example is that disgruntled beneficiaries are often seeking methods to set aside wills or trusts that they believe were unfairly obtained from an enfeebled member of the family.
Recognizing increased court intervention in this sensitive area of the law, Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny, LLC has developed a strong practice area representing individuals in guardianship cases, will contests (caveat proceedings), trust disputes, and other types of fiduciary litigation. We attempt to resolve these touchy legal disputes between family members, always with a view to avoid costly litigation and undue emotional distress for the family. However, in the event litigation becomes necessary, DARS has developed a reputation as one of the preeminent law firms in Maryland involved in fiduciary litigation.