The last thing most people want to have happen after they die is to have their loved ones fighting over their estate. That is why thoughtful people often go the extra mile in their estate planning by fully funding a revocable living trust. Wills are much easier to contest than revocable living trusts. Probate provides a court forum for litigation.
While we can’t prevent every possible dispute, our attorneys can help you to avoid some of the more common “flashpoints” of litigation, including arguments that you were incompetent when your will or trust was signed or that you were under duress or undue influence by another person.
Breach of fiduciary duty claims, allegations of executor or trustee misconduct can lay waste to the best-intentioned estate plans. If you are acting in one of these capacities or you are a beneficiary who has been harmed by fiduciary misfeasance, you need an attorney experienced with these issues.
If you live in the Chicago or Lake County area, and need an experienced estate litigation attorney, Contact Us.
What Our Clients Are Saying About Us:
Dear Eric, I just want you to know how much I appreciate everything you've done for me and the thoroughness with which you did it. You are indeed a most impressive will-maker, including the the serendipitous coverage your "compulsivity" supplies. You truly lift the experience from the quotidian to an art-form. In addition, you are a real mensch, in its best sense: open, warm, caring, understanding and honest. Again, my thanks to you and your staff for your help. With best wishes, S.B
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"Eric, Thanks again for helping me get this signed and completed. It's a big comfort knowing that my will and estate is in order. Thank you again for your generosity and friendship. I really appreciate being able to get this taken care of and with a certain level of confidence. I trust you and feel really comfortable with your advice. I've already referred some friends to you. I will continue to be your advocate and biggest fan!"
"We felt very comfortable with both attorneys. We would feel comfortable if we had to call to have questions answered. The atmosphere with Mr. Matlin was great, and we left the office feeling positive about something that is so important to us."
"I believe Eric did an excellent job communicating the related issues, options and was very helpful in assisting in making final decisions. The process was very helpful and resulted in us making the right decisions for ourselves. It was very easy and educational to work with Eric Matlin and his team."
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