Probate And Trust Litigation

Legal Advisers And Trial Lawyers Serving Ohio Since 1978

Decisive Resolutions To Disputes On Inheritance, Probate and Trusts

The death or disability of a loved one is difficult enough. Unfortunately, disputes and litigation involving inheritances, probate, trusts, guardianships, powers-of-attorney, and other fiduciary matters are all too common and only exacerbate the pain. At Stebelton Snider LPA we are both fierce advocates and trusted counselors to guide you through these difficult waters.

We represent individual and corporate fiduciaries, families, financial institutions, executors, trustees, administrators, court-appointed guardians, and other fiduciaries, as well as beneficiaries, charities, co-trustees, and creditors when probate, trust, or other fiduciary matters are litigated. Our probate, trust, and fiduciary litigation practice is statewide throughout Ohio, from Cincinnati to Cleveland, and from Athens to Toledo.  Our attorneys have handled the most difficult inheritance and fiduciary disputes, having appeared in state and federal courts, including courts of appeals and the Ohio Supreme Court.  Our seasoned team of legal professionals possesses the deep legal knowledge and experience necessary to represent clients facing a range of inheritance or fiduciary litigation matters, including:

  • Will contests
  • Trust contests
  • Will interpretation actions
  • Cy pres
  • Lack of capacity
  • Duress, capacity, and undue influence claims
  • Power-of-attorney abuse
  • Contested appointment of executors or administrators
  • Suspension or removal of trustees, executors, or administrators
  • Breach of fiduciary duties
  • Elderly abuse and exploitation
  • Financial misconduct by fiduciaries
  • Surviving spouse rights and claims
  • Elective share claims
  • Contested guardianships
  • Trustee compliance and reporting
  • Valuation, inventory, and accounting disputes
  • Creditor claims against Estates and Trusts
  • Determination of rights and obligations under trust instruments
  • Appeals of probate, trust, and guardianship litigation matters
  • Mediation and alternative dispute resolution

You Need an Experienced, Knowledgeable Advocate Skilled in Litigation and Disputes

The stakes can be extremely high, and emotions can run deep. A steady, knowledgeable advocate comfortable with both clear, empathetic counsel to you and fierce, unflinching advocacy on your behalf is crucial.

To speak with a lawyer about your case, call our inheritance, probate, trust, and fiduciary litigation lawyers at 740-654-4141 or contact us online.