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Will Disputes & Fiduciary Litigation

Will contests and other disagreements over a family member’s estate happen more frequently than you might think. A variety of disputes can arise — family members might disagree on how the estate is managed or accusations of fraud can occur. When these disputes happen, Wolcott Rivers Gates can help.

We are a leader in estate planning, estate administration and fiduciary litigation in Virginia and North Carolina. Our lawyers use their financial and legal knowledge to represent you in any will contest or other estate matter. Litigation sometimes results from conflicts based on:

  • Probate

  • Will interpretation

  • Undue influence

  • Collection of a family loan

  • Misuse of money (surcharge litigation)

  • Charges of fraud

  • Missing collectibles

  • Diminished capacity or incompetence

  • Disputes over named beneficiaries

  • Disputes over powers of attorney or medical powers of attorney

  • Business disputes

  • Property claims by a spouse

If fiduciary litigation threatens your personal finances, contact our team as soon as possible.