Probate and Trust Litigation


Losing a loved one is a time when family and friends should be mourning their loss. Unfortunately, often family members argue over an inheritance. Probate litigation can be fierce, complicated and emotionally difficult for everyone involved. Whether you are defending against a contested will or trust, or contesting a will or trust, it is essential to work with attorneys with probate litigation experience who will protect your interests.

The Metro Detroit probate litigation lawyers at the Linden Law Firm, PLC have over 20 years of litigation experience. We offer probate litigation services marked by experience and skill, with a focus on providing our clients with personal attention and individualized service. We take the time to understand each client’s unique case and fight to protect each client’s interests in litigation.

The Linden Law Firm, PLC handles simple and complex issues of probate litigation, including:

  • Will and trust contests:Sometimes the dispute arises over the documents themselves. When a will or trust is ambiguous, or when multiple estate planning documents conflict, disputes arise that can lead to litigation.
  • Lack of capacity:For a will or trust to be valid, the testator has to be of sound mind and free from undue influence. Arguments arise when undue influence is suspected or when the testator’s capacity is in question.
  • Breach of fiduciary duty:Personal representatives, trustees and other probate agents are bound by a fiduciary duty. Litigation often results from accusations of self-dealing, undue influence or error.