Trust & Estate Litigation

Trust & Estate Litigation

Litigation in trust and estate cases can bring together the perfect storm of conflict: family; money; and the loss of a loved one. We understand trust and estate disputes, both in terms of the legal issues, and the toll it can take on individuals. We also understand the significance of getting it right.

As with all our matters, we take a systematic approach to your case, starting with an investigation into the relevant facts, then developing a winning plan. We have a strong grasp of the substantive law and are experienced at defending estate plans and trusts, as well as challenging them.

We understand trust and estate disputes, both in terms of the legal issues, and the toll it can take on individuals… We also understand the significance of getting it right.

Trust And Estate Litigation We Handle

Apart from litigation services, we also assist clients with non-contested estate and trust matters, such as probate, intestate proceedings, and administration of trusts and other testamentary plans.

The following are examples of cases we have assisted our clients:
  • Petitioning for probate of a last will and testament, and defending against challengers
  • Litigating the validity of a last will and testament or trust
  • Administering trusts and estates
  • Asserting and defending against creditors claims
  • Challenging and defending the appointment or removal of trustees and personal representatives
  • Correcting omissions or errors in prior probates
  • Challenging and defending real estate transfers of a decedent
  • Directing and defending the actions of a fiduciary
  • Dealing with the distribution of finances and property after someone’s passing can be complicated. Messick Law has experience defending as well as challenging estate plans and trusts.

About Messick Law

Messick Law was founded by Steven Messick, a highly respected trust and estate lawyer in the State of Minnesota. Steven currently serves as a council member of the Minnesota State Bar Association. He has an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell for strong legal ability and high ethical standards. Super Lawyers® has further recognized Steven as a Rising Star since 2019. As an experienced litigator he is also a counselor and mediator who provides practical solutions to complex legal problems.

Unique Solutions for Your Legal Concerns

Messick Law is serving clients across the State of Minnesota. We advocate for clients in all manner of trust and estate litigation, developing solutions specific to your case. Whether you need an attorney as a plaintiff or defendant, we will represent your interest in the best possible way.