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Trust and Estate Litigation

Representing You Through Challenging Legal Matters

The loss of a loved one can be emotionally and financially challenging. While your attorney will make every effort to ensure the probate process and the distribution of assets proceeds smoothly, it is not uncommon for disputes to arise. Whether the dispute involves heirs, executors or family members not mentioned in a will or trust, our firm can represent you.

Disputes can range in severity and complexity. It is wise to seek the counsel of an experienced estate litigation attorney. At the law firm of Mark L. Karno & Associates, LLC, based in Chicago , Illinois, our staff can handle cases involving:

  • Will contests: A significant portion of estate litigation centers on disputed wills. There are numerous ways an individual can dispute a will from challenging the validity of a will to claiming that the will was drafted under duress.
  • Trust litigation: Trust litigation oftentimes evolves around a Trustee either wasting the assets of a trust or by simply failing to provide accountings to the trust beneficiaries.
  • Suits by creditors: If an individual dies while owing money, creditors will often seek compensation through the legal system. Many people will plan ahead and seek asset protection while developing an estate plan. Even with protection in place, creditors can attempt to claim a portion of the estate as remuneration.
  • Breach of fiduciary duty: It is not uncommon for heirs or trust beneficiaries to disagree with how the executor or a Trustee has handled the Estate and/or Trust’s finances. Whether you are the executor, Trustee, heir or Trust Beneficiary challenging or defending his or her execution of duties, our firm can provide you with the professional representation that you and your loved ones need.

Estates and trust litigation can be emotionally charged due to numerous factors, including long-standing family disputes. It is the goal of an experienced attorney to carefully navigate these issues in the most efficient, cost-effective manner possible without enflaming what can be a very volatile circumstance.

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To many people, the law can seem complex and unforgiving. With an experienced Chicago attorney on your side, you can move through the legal process effectively. Mark L. Karno & Associates, LLC, can represent you in your challenging legal matters effectively. Call or email our office to schedule a free initial consultation.