Washington, D.C., Estate Litigation Attorneys
Reston Trust Litigation Lawyers
When an estate is being mishandled, sometimes it is necessary to take legal action to fix the problem. As problems escalate, it becomes necessary to seek out skilled counsel to handle disputes properly.
Boring & Pilger, P.C., has provided clients with estate administration and litigation services for more than 25 years. When necessary, the firm's attorneys are ready to help their clients take a case to court. They fight to protect their client's interests in the estate.
Contact Boring & Pilger, P.C., to schedule an appointment with an experienced Washington, D.C., estate litigation lawyer.
Will Contests and Disputes
The attorneys at Boring & Pilger, P.C., have extensive experience handling estate litigation where the will is disputed due to allegations of:
- Undue influence or duress
- Lack of capacity if deceased was mentally incompetent at the time the will was made or changed
- Fraud or forgery
- Improper execution of the will
Lawyers at the firm help clients solve their estate problems. This can be accomplished by working to replace or discard a will, remove an executor or replace funds to the estate. The firm's attorneys help family members, trustees and executors resolve their disputes.
Breach of Fiduciary Duty
Executors and trustees have a duty of loyalty and care to the estate that they are managing. They must conduct the estate's business in good faith and with integrity. When they breach these duties, collectively known as their fiduciary duty, it may become necessary to take legal action against them. It can be difficult to know when a trustee or executor has breached his or her fiduciary duty. Signs of misconduct can include:
- Inappropriate investments
- Deterioration of estate property
- Incorrect disbursements that go against the wishes of the deceased
- Missing funds or property
- Self dealing, such as funds being improperly moved to the trustee or executor's personal accounts or excessive fees
The attorneys at Boring & Pilger, P.C., provide effective counsel in breach of fiduciary duty cases and will contests. Contact the firm online or call 703.763.0914, toll free at 888.311.1426, to schedule an appointment with a skilled Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., estate litigation lawyer.