Trust and Estate Disputes
Trust and Estate litigation is often a delicate process seeking a timely and practical resolution to a multitude of issues that can arise during the probate and administration of an estate. At Beresford Booth, we understand that estate administration is both difficult for the heirs as well as a daunting task for a personal representative. Nevertheless, Washington State has set forth specific rules governing estate administration through the Trust and Estate Dispute Resolution Act (“TEDRA”), and has set standards of fiduciary duties for personal representatives in the administration of an estate. TEDRA also contains a cost-shifting attorney’s fee provision for the prevailing party in estate disputes as a deterrent for meritless estate litigation.
Lawyers at Beresford Booth have been resolving trust and estate disputes since 1972, and have successfully and efficiently resolved estate disputes in multi-million dollar estates, estates which include the family business, and estates where heirs frivolously file lawsuits only to grind estate administration to a standstill, and everything in between.
- Fiduciary Duty Disputes
- TEDRA Litigation
- Disputes between Heirs