Probate Litigation

Sound Advice And Experienced Advocacy In Disputes Over Wills And Trusts

With decades of experience in Florida probate litigation, the trial lawyers of Bryant & Higby, Chtd., advise clients about opposing interpretations of the terms of a will, disputes as to the fiduciary performance of an executor or trustee, or the validity of actions taken under a financial or medical power of attorney. Contact our office in Panama City to learn more about the scope of our law firm's probate litigation practice.

Our clients include just about anyone with an interest in a trust or decedent's estate or the responsibility for administering one. We represent executors, administrators, institutional and individual trustees, guardians and others held to fiduciary standards of conduct and performance. We also advise heirs, beneficiaries, gift transferees, purchasers, creditors, and others interested in the efficient or honest administration of trust or estate assets, or who hold claims against a trust or an estate.

Bryant & Higby, Chtd.'s probate litigation practice most frequently serves the needs of clients who reside or do business in northwest Florida, but we also represent clients from other states. Many executors and administrators responsible for the administration of Florida estates live elsewhere, and many institutional trustees responsible for trust assets located here are based in other states as well.

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Examples of the kinds of probate litigation matters that we handle include:

  • Will contests
  • Disputes over testamentary capacity or undue influence
  • Disputes over the validity of inter vivos gift transfers
  • Disputes over title to assets incompletely or defectively transferred into a revocable living trust
  • Breach of fiduciary duty claims against executors, administrators, guardians or conservators
  • Actions for an accounting against an executor or trustee
  • Disputes between heirs or beneficiaries
  • Real estate issues or business litigation involving property held by a trust or an estate
  • Disputes over personal injury damages held in trust or by a guardian on behalf of an injured minor

Whether you need advice about the most efficient way to address breach of fiduciary duty claims or defense of an action against a trustee or personal representative, our AV Preeminent* law firm can develop and execute the solution that best matches the demands of your situation.

For the advice of experienced Panama City probate litigation attorneys, you can reach our office by email Bryant & Higby, Chtd., for additional information.

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