When it comes to family, disputes can quickly get emotional. When a loved one passes on, it can dredge up old wounds and family issues that have been lingering for years. It can also cause serious disputes over the way an estate is handled.
When the estate involves a trust, a dispute can become complicated. Trusts are not directly under the supervision of the courts, unlike wills in probate. For this reason, it is vital that you work with an attorney who is experienced in this often complex area of the law.
At Sheridan & Dulas, P.A., out trust litigation attorneys have extensive experience handling estate and trust issues. We understand the toll these types of disputes can take on you, your family and your finances. Whether you are a trustee or a beneficiary, our lawyers will vigorously advocate on your behalf and protect your interests at every turn.
Contact our office to learn more about your options and to begin building your case.
Types Of Trust Disputes
Trust disputes are similar to will contests. In both cases, a beneficiary or other party may have an issue with the way a trust is being handled. This includes situations involving:
- Misappropriation of funds or fraud
- Breach of fiduciary duty on the part of the trustee
- Conflicts of interest and commingling of assets
- Failure to follow the terms of the trust
Trust disputes can also involve issues with how the trust was created. If the trust was the result of undue influence, fraud or the creator of the trust did not have the capacity to create a contract, the trust may be invalid.
Every situation is unique. We will listen to your concerns, investigate the circumstances that led to your particular dispute, and help you seek a resolution. While many trust disputes can be resolved through negotiations, we are skilled litigators who stand ready to protect your rights at trial.
Speak To A Lawyer About Your Trust Dispute
Contact Sheridan & Dulas online or call 651-686-8800. From our offices in Eagan, our lawyers help clients with revocable and irrevocable trust disputes in the Twin Cities area, including Dakota, Washington, Hennepin, Scott, Carver, Ramsey, Goodhue and Anoka counties, and throughout Minnesota.