Virginia Trust and Estate Litigation Lawyer

Sometimes, when a person dies, disputes arise due to poorly drafted estate plan documents, misuse of a power of attorney, arguments over the proper actions that an Executor should take, or a myriad of other reasons. Many of these disputes can be resolved through family conferences or negotiation, but sometimes other efforts have to be made to resolve the issues. A Virginia trust and estate litigation lawyer can help these negotiations go smoothly.

When Is Trust & Estate Litigation Necessary?

When there is fraud, mismanagement, or contradictory documents, families often require litigation to resolve issues relating to the death of a loved one. In those cases, the parties must apply to the courts to resolve their differences or obtain relief. Each situation is unique, but there are issues that end up requiring litigation more frequently. They are listed below:

  • Allegations of fraud: undue influence or coercion in the drafting of powers of attorney, wills, and trusts.
  • Allegations of fraud: misuse of assets or breach of fiduciary duty against agents under powers of attorney, executors or trustees
  • Challenge to disinheritance or establishment of a family relationship to obtain inheritance
  • Family disagreements over property or who should act as a fiduciary
  • Interpretation of an ambiguous document
  • Failure of a fiduciary to administer an estate and distribute assets in a timely fashion

In all cases, attorneys would like to avoid the expense and time necessary for litigation. But, in the event the parties cannot come to an amicable solution, you want an attorney in Virginia with the right knowledge and experience to handle your trust and estate litigation case.

The attorneys at Parks Zeigler are experienced in handling and advising clients on all types of issues that can arise once someone has passed away, including cases that end up in litigation.

Our Virginia Trust and Estate Litigation Attorneys Can Help

Call to schedule a consultation to get started with a Virginia trust and estate litigation lawyer.

Areas We Serve

With an office near Town Center, Virginia Beach and a second location beside the Chesapeake courthouse, our team provides quality legal representation across the entire Hampton Roads Area.

  • Virginia Beach
  • Hampton
  • Chesapeake
  • Newport News
  • Norfolk
  • Yorktown
  • Portsmouth
  • Accomack County
  • Suffolk
  • Northampton County

Parks Zeigler, PLLC – Attorneys At Law

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4768 Euclid Road,
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Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
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524 Albemarle Drive,
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Chesapeake, Virginia 23322
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200 N. Water Street,
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Elizabeth City, NC 27909
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