Contested Estates, Trusts & Probate-Litigation

Oakland County Contested Estate & Dispute Lawyers

If you have lost a loved one, you are likely facing an emotional and stressful time in your life. While this should be a time for grieving and closure, many individuals find themselves facing litigation due to contested estates, wills and probate litigation. If you are facing a dispute due to an unclear or nonexistent estate plan, contact our firm as soon as possible.

In today’s uncertain economy, it is not uncommon for some individuals to see the loss of a loved one as an opportunity to divert or misuse assets. At Ryan B. Stearn P.C., our Oakland County estate dispute attorneys frequently represent the individuals named in a will or trust who are charged with carrying out the decedent’s desires against overreaching or greedy beneficiaries. We also represent beneficiaries who believe that they are being cheated out of their rightful inheritance by a greedy or crooked fiduciary.

Birmingham Probate Litigation Attorney

Individuals pursue litigation based on numerous factors, including:

  • Undue influence
  • Lack of capacity
  • Lack of formalities
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Fiduciary appointment or removal
  • Conversion
  • Intestacy disputes
  • Forged documents

Whether you are seeking to challenge a will or trust, or you are attempting to defend the estate, it is crucial that you act quickly. In Michigan, the timeline for making a will contest is short – typically 90 days after the Notice of Administration has been provided by the personal representative, or as little as 21 days in the event that notice of a formal probate proceeding is received once the Will has been admitted to probate. Do not hesitate to contact a lawyer at our firm to discuss your inheritance dispute in greater detail.


Contact Us

If you have questions regarding any of our practice areas, contact Ryan B. Stearn P.C., for a free consultation. We can be reached at 248-633-8880 or through the online contact form on this website. Our firm accepts most major credit cards as payment for services, and we offer flexible appointment hours based on the needs of our clients. Our office is located on the west side of Greenfield Rd, only 1/2 mile north of 12 Mile Rd with easy, first-floor access.


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