Estate Planning And Litigation Services

The death of a loved one is a difficult time in anyone's life. Unfortunately, many legal and financial issues arise that must be addressed.

When dealing with your grief, it can be hard to understand what needs to be accomplished, especially if another individual or party is challenging the validity of the will or trust, leaving the estate in jeopardy.

If you are facing the administration of an estate or there is a challenge to a will or a trust that has been established by a loved one, turn to our lawyers at Chenoweth Law Group, P.C. We have experience handling all aspects of estate and trust administration and litigation for clients in Oregon, Washington and California.

We provide comprehensive estate litigation support if part of an estate plan is challenged or is in dispute after the death of a loved one.

Will and Trust Contests

In some cases, there may be an argument over the terms of the estate or how the assets from a will or trust are being distributed. These types of issues, often called will contests or trust contests, are emotional for a family, as family members frequently argue among themselves. An individual who may or may not be a named beneficiary or heir may attempt to obtain some benefit from the estate. We represent clients on either side of an estate contest.

In other cases, issues of capacity or undue influence are raised. Chenoweth Law Group, P.C., is thoroughly familiar with these issues and represents clients seeking to set a will or trust aside, as well as clients seeking to uphold the validity of the estate plan being challenged.

Experienced Estate and Trust Litigators

Though we may first attempt to settle the case through negotiation, this does not always work. Our firm is committed to taking your estate or trust litigation matter to court whenever necessary. We are distinguished litigators who can take estate litigation cases in front of a judge or work to settle them outside of court.

Out-of-State Clients

If you live outside of Oregon, Washington, or California, but have an estate matter in one of these states, we can help. Our firm is able to stay in close contact with out-of-state clients to see that their in-state needs are addressed.

Take The First Step In Planning For Your Future: Contact Us today

To discuss will contests or other estate and trust matters, please call us at 503-446-6261 in Portland or send us an email.