Experienced East Valley Estate Litigation Attorneys

Our firm can help your family in a moment of crisis

In an ideal world, probate matters would be resolved smoothly and efficiently in accordance with the wishes of the deceased, as laid out in the Last Will and Testament or other estate planning documents. Unfortunately, it is all too common for legal controversies to emerge regarding a will or trust. When that happens, your loved one's estate may end up in litigation.

At Brown, Naegle, Crider & Jensen LLC, we understand that an estate litigation matter is a true crisis for your family. That's why our Mesa probate and estate planning attorneys are ready to help. Estate litigation lawyers Scott T. Jensen and Shad M. Brown understand Arizona's probate laws, and we know how to help our clients resolve these difficult matters. We have litigated many of these complex cases in the East Valley and throughout Arizona.

Common legal issues in estate litigation

Estate litigation can happen for a broad range of reasons. Some of the most common issues we've helped families address include:

  • The person died without a will (intestate).
  • The validity of a will or trust document is disputed on the basis of incapacity, undue influence, forgery, defective execution, etc.
  • The language used in the will or trust documents is ambiguous and needs to be clarified.
  • An executor or trustee is accused of violating his or her fiduciary responsibilities.
  • Spousal rights proceedings to establish community property rights and analyze prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.
  • Kinship proceedings to establish the inheritance rights of relatives.
  • Claims proceedings to establish claims on estate assets, such as by business partners, investors or creditors.

Estate litigation is a complex and difficult process legally, financially and emotionally. The parties involved are not only worried about the outcome of the proceedings, but also their relationships with the other people involved - not to mention the risk that the cost of litigation could deplete the assets of the estate itself. This is a defining moment for your family, and you need strong legal counsel.

Trust our estate litigation lawyers to see you through

If you're likely to be involved in estate litigation, don't try to go it alone. Arizona's probate laws are complex, and you need someone on your side who knows how to navigate these cases. That's how our firm can make a meaningful difference.

Contact us online or call 480-378-9000 today to speak with an experienced Arizona estate litigation lawyer. We're here to protect your interests and see your family through this crisis.

3850 E Baseline Rd Suite 112
Mesa, AZ 85206
local phone: (480) 378-9000