Probate Litigation (Trust & Estate Litigation)
If you are involved in a dispute regarding a will, trust, or probate proceeding, you need a probate litigation attorney who is well skilled in protecting the rights of others in these stressful but significant legal proceedings.
MartinWren, P.C. is an AV-rated law firm consisting of a team of highly qualified attorneys providing comprehensive legal services. Our wills, trusts, and estates lawyers have over fifty years of experience and take great pride in continuing to provide legally excellent and caring representation. We will take the time to explain the process and the law to you.
Additionally, our probate litigation team consists of excellent and seasoned trial attorneys. Located in Charlottesville, Virginia, we bring years of experience dealing with individuals who are involved in controversies arising out of the probate process.
The probate litigation attorneys at MartinWren, P.C. represent executors, administrators, personal representatives, trustees, and beneficiaries in litigation that arises during the estate administration or probate process. These may include:
Will Contests: MartinWren, P.C. represents those involved in a challenge to the validity of a will or a specific provision of a will. This may include questions as to testamentary capacity, duress, undue influence, fraud, or misrepresentation.
Suits for Aid and Direction: MartinWren, P.C. represents both fiduciaries who are struggling to carry out the provisions of a will or trust and beneficiaries of a will or trust who feel the intention of the will or trust is not being honored. Our probate litigation attorneys can advise you regarding the duties owed by a fiduciary and the rights and responsibilities of both fiduciary and beneficiary under the will or trust instrument.
Elective Share Proceedings: MartinWren, P.C. represents individuals who were either omitted from their spouse’s will or who believe the will did not adequately provide for them as the surviving spouse. Our will litigation attorneys can uncover whether the surviving spouse has recovered fully under the will and, if not, can seek the amount legally due to the surviving spouse.
Accounting Actions: MartinWren, P.C. represents executors and personal representatives charged with the daunting task of administering a will precisely according to its written terms. As probate administrations range from the simple to the ultra-complex, legal representation may be necessary in order to alleviate the heavy responsibility placed upon the executor or personal representative and to ensure that the beneficiaries are all provided for just as the creator of the will or trust saw fit.
The Virginia trust and estate attorneys at MartinWren, P.C. are honest, straightforward, and maintain good relationships with other attorneys and the respect of judges alike. It is our desire to work together amicably with all parties to reach a swift solution that fully protects your best interests. When that is not possible, however, the attorneys at MartinWren, P.C. are ready and willing to vigorously take their representation inside the courtroom.
If you find yourself in the middle of a controversy surrounding a will, trust, or estate administration, please contact either John B. Simpson or Jonathan T. Wren, the probate litigation attorneys of MartinWren, P.C., at (434)817-3100. We will schedule a consultation and begin working to resolve your matter and ease your mind.