Overview

Probate litigation matters involve a unique body of law and numerous litigation procedures that are specific to probate disputes.  Cohen and Wolf’s Probate Litigation Group has deep experience with a variety of contested probate proceedings and fully understands the nuances of probate litigation.  They work closely with attorneys in our Trusts & Estates Group, whose expertise in estate planning helps to develop comprehensive strategies for complex litigation matters. 

We represent individuals, families, businesses, and financial institutions in probate courts, state courts, and federal courts in a wide range of litigation matters, including:

  • Voluntary and involuntary conservatorships
  • Guardianships
  • Trust construction, interpretation, and reformation
  • Will construction, interpretation, and reformation
  • Estate and trust accounting proceedings, including objections to accountings
  • Contested estate and trust administration, including asserting claims and rights on behalf of beneficiaries
  • Surviving spouse claims
  • Power of attorney accounting petitions under Conn. Gen. Stat. 1-350o
  • Probate appeals to Connecticut Superior Court under Conn. Gen. Stat. § 45a-186 and 45a-186a
  • Creditor claims and creditor litigation in both Probate Court and Superior Court
  • Will contests, including claims for lack of capacity and/or undue influence
  • Trust contests, including claims for lack of capacity and/or undue influence
  • Interference with rights of inheritance claims
  • Fiduciary removal proceedings
  • Damages claims by or against fiduciaries
  • Involuntary commitments
  • Mutual distribution agreements
  • Probate mediation

If you have a probate litigation matter, we encourage you to consult with one of our experienced probate litigation lawyers.  Our probate litigators handle matters throughout the State of Connecticut.

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  • Philip Pires to present seminar entitled "Representing the Respondent in a Contested Conservatorship Hearing"
    Middletown, Connecticut, 05.08.2015
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