Charlotte Estate Litigation Attorney
Estate Litigation Services Throughout NC & SC
The loss of a loved one is never easy. It is made more painful when you discover a problem with your loved one’s estate. These issues often come to light as assets are transferred from the deceased individual’s estate to their beneficiaries. Whether your loved one’s estate was mismanaged by a trustee or there are issues with their will, you need the help of a strong litigator to resolve your issues. Bondurant Litigation is highly qualified and is prepared to help you fight to make it right.
Our estate litigation lawyer in Charlotte has nearly two decades of experience and is passionate about helping clients resolve their legal disputes as smoothly and successfully as possible. We offer same-day appointments and, for your convenience, we can schedule appointments after hours when necessary.
Our Estate & Fiduciary Litigation Services
When someone places assets into a trust, a trustee becomes responsible for managing the trust fund for the beneficiaries' benefit. During the trust administration or probate processes, a deceased person’s estate is settled, and their assets and property are divided and distributed to their heirs or beneficiaries.
Trustees and executors hold a significant responsibility to the beneficiaries of someone’s estate, and when they fail to perform their duties, serious problems arise. Issues small and large can result in legal disputes that can only be resolved through litigation.
Our estate litigation services include:
- Fiduciary litigation
- Estate litigation
- Guardianship proceedings
- Probate contests
- Trust litigation
- Trustee or executor removal
- Will caveats
Disputes may also occur while the estate holder is still alive. Many estate litigation cases involve problems with the validity of will and trust modifications and guardianship proceedings. As our loved ones grow older, they become more vulnerable, and we must stay vigilant to ensure that they and the estate they worked so hard to build are secure.
Bondurant Litigation understands how difficult it can be to face these types of problems. With extensive estate and fiduciary litigation experience, we are committed to supporting our clients with caring and aggressive advocacy.
Some of the most common problems that result in civil litigation are issues with wills and trusts. Many trusts and wills can be modified while the grantor is still alive. Unfortunately, some would take advantage of their elderly relatives, friends, or patients and manipulate them into making changes to their wills and trusts. When things like this happen, they and their true beneficiaries are harmed.
Will and trust disputes are often the result of:
- Accounting problems
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Competency and undue influence issues
- Improper estate management
- Inappropriate investment of trust funds
- Issues with powers of attorney
- Lack of management of real estate holdings
- Theft or fraud
- Trustee-beneficiary disputes
Problems with trustees and executors are also common, from mismanagement of the estate to outright theft of funds. Beneficiaries have rights, and if you believe a trustee or executor has breached or failed in their duty, you can seek to have them removed. Call Bondurant Litigation to discuss your problem and to learn more about trustee or executor removal.
Get the Caring Support You Need
If you are dealing with an estate dispute, it can feel like everyone is against you. At Bondurant Litigation, we know that it can be hard to bring these matters to court. Many clients report being afraid to rock the boat or upset family members. However, when a trustee fails in their duties, steals trust funds, or manipulates a vulnerable relative into modifying their will or trust, they must be held responsible. You do not have to go through this process alone.
Our Charlotte estate litigation attorney is conversant in all aspects of estate law, and we are ready to help you protect your family and your rights. When clients come to us with an estate dispute, we work hard to uncover their legal options. If you are looking for committed, reliable legal counsel from a knowledgeable litigator, turn to Bondurant Litigation.
“Mr. Bondurant has integrity, knows the law, and the limits of our legal system. And, he knows people. He talked clearly with us about our options and guided us through infuriating negotiations to the best outcome available.”- Jeanie F.
“Our experience with Joel was excellent. The process we went through was new to us but Joel did an amazing job of outlining, detailing, and walking us through the process. He offered great legal advice which was spot on.”- Jason L.
“I was referred to Joel by another attorney due to Joel's expertise in litigation. Joel was very responsive to my initial inquiry as well as our subsequent correspondence.”- Ed N.