Estate Litigation

Disputes Over Wills and Trusts
Even when a person has a well-drafted will or a properly constructed trust instrument, his or her death may still set off a round of disputes that can tear the remaining family apart. The opportunity for conflict can be particularly great when there are significant assets involved. However, disputes can arise even over the most modest estates.

Issues in Estate Litigation

At Raipher, P.C., our attorneys handle all types of estate litigation. We help families and heirs resolve problems that are interfering with the winding up of the estate. We represent heirs, executors, administrators and trustees in matters involving:

  • Dissolution of a family business to wind up an estate
  • Significant real estate holdings and other assets
  • Contested wills and trusts
  • Charges of breach of fiduciary duty
  • Charges of undue influence
  • Charges of lack of capacity
  • Coercion of the testator
  • Fraud
  • Finding heirs
  • Acting as executors and administrators

In addition to handling matters such as these, our attorneys act as executors and administrators for clients upon request. This experience enhances the ability of our firm to provide effective representation during any dispute over the disposition of an estate.

Creative Fee Arrangements To Allay Your Financial Concerns

We urge people who are unsure about the legality of a will or trust under which they inherit to consult an attorney. We make the same suggestion to people who believe they should benefit from an estate but have not. At Raipher, P.C., we have developed a number of fee arrangements that minimize the cost to clients in estate litigation matters. We do this so that people with concerns about the administration of an estate or the probating of a will can consult an attorney readily.

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Raipher, P.C.
265 State St
Springfield, MA 01103
Phone: (413) 746-4400
Fax: (413) 746-2816

We serve the following localities: Bristol County including New Bedford and Fall River; Essex County including Lynn, Lawrence, and Haverhill; Hampden County including Springfield; Middlesex County including Lowell, Cambridge, Newton, Somerville, Framingham, Waltham, Malden, and Medford; Norfolk County including Quincy and Brookline; Plymouth County including Brockton and Plymouth; Suffolk County including Boston; and Worcester County including Worcester.

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