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Estate and Probate Administration

Brouse has extensive experience in representing the fiduciaries and beneficiaries of estates, trusts and guardianships. We provide counsel in all areas of estate and trust administration. We assist fiduciaries in the preparation of probate documents, the preparation and coordination of estate, gift and income tax returns and the resolution of controversies between beneficiaries or with tax authorities.

State laws and procedures vary greatly, so it is important to consult a firm with experience in estate and probate administration to ensure that a decedent’s estate is properly handled. Our lawyers are frequently engaged to represent beneficiaries or fiduciaries to contest or defend decedents’ wills. We represent fiduciaries and beneficiaries in actions to contest accounts, claims of self-dealing, breach of trust, conflict of interest and breach of fiduciary duty. When necessary, we also engage in litigation with respect to estate, gift and income tax issues impacting trusts and estates.