We Represent Clients in Will Contests and Trust Litigation
As a seasoned probate practitioner with 30 years of experience, Elizabeth Pirsch knows how to investigate, analyze and present your probate litigation claims or defenses in the terms most likely to achieve the desired result. If you need advice about your rights under the terms of a will or trust, about your duties as a fiduciary, or about the performance of a trustee or guardian, contact an experienced lawyer at Pirsch & Associates in Alexandria.
We Can Help Heirs, Beneficiaries, Trustees, Executors or Other Parties
We have successfully handled probate litigation involving estates as large as $30 million, but we can also advise and represent people with interests on either side of smaller trust or estate disputes. Examples of the kinds of cases we can handle include:
- Will contests
- Competency or undue influence disputes
- Gift disputes
- Forfeiture clauses under a decedent’s will
- Trust litigation
- Guardianship and Conservatorship petitions
- Breach of fiduciary duty claims
- Title and valuation problems with respect to particular assets
- Attempts to break a trust for distribution of assets to a beneficiary
- Misappropriation or fraud claims against a guardian, trustee or executor
- State or federal IRS tax claims against a trust or estate
Whether your probate dispute involves interpreting the terms of a contested will or challenging the performance of a guardian, our attorneys can advise you about the strength of your case, the time and expense necessary to resolve the dispute, and the suitability of such alternative dispute resolution techniques as mediation or arbitration for your case.
If there’s a way to achieve your objectives without resorting to litigation or damaging strained family relationships further, we’ll advise you accordingly. If we need to present your case in court, however, our firm’s focus on probate law can give you a definite advantage.
We Represent Clients in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.
No matter where your dispute will be heard, you can count on Pirsch & Associates for sound advice and skilled advocacy across the entire range of probate litigation. For additional information, contact our office in Alexandria.