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Litigating Complex Michigan Trust Disputes

During the administration of an estate or a trust, conflicts have a significant chance of occurring. While some of these disputes resolve naturally or through alternative dispute resolution (ADR), others require a trial before a judge or jury.

Herbert Machnik Law Firm is a reputable estate litigation firm serving the people of Kalamazoo County. We have an experienced and trial-tested team of litigators who stand ready to advocate for you in trust litigation of all kinds, including:

The Broad Experience You Need

In our practice, there are only a few types of trust litigation we have not seen. Just a few of these include:

  • Breach of fiduciary duty: When a trusted fiduciary such as a trustee overrides the interests of the beneficiary to benefit themselves.
  • Self-dealing: Using one’s position as a trustee or another position to serve their own interests, often by stealing assets.
  • Lack of capacity: Whether the trustor was not in a sound state of mind when creating the trust.
  • Undue influence: Using coercion, threats or other methods to make a vulnerable person act against their will.

Our estate law attorneys can represent you if a trustee, executor or another party has acted unscrupulously and you need to bring an action against them. If you face accusations of wrongdoing, we can defend you tenaciously and aggressively.

Honest, Holistic And Practical

Our approach is much different from most law firms’. We approach each case holistically, carefully examining how the details affect the big picture. This prevents us from missing the forest for the trees. It helps us come up with concrete steps to cost-efficiently resolve trust, probate and estate disputes of all kinds. In every case, we develop a transparent cost-benefit analysis so you understand the financial implications of your decisions. Our attorneys also give you realistic expectations of your case outcome in plain, frank English.

Talk To A Michigan Trust Litigator Today

Herbert Machnik Law Firm can give you the reliable litigation representation for even the most complex of trust disputes. Contact our law office in Kalamazoo at 269-948-7600 or send us an email to schedule your initial consultation with one of our team members.