Seattle Trust Litigation Attorney

Finding Solutions to Difficult Trust Litigation Problems

At Ridgway Law Group, we advise beneficiaries and trustees about the best ways to resolve disputes concerning the establishment and administration of trusts.

A trust is a way of holding property that separates title to the asset from the benefit of owning it. For example, assets can be transferred into trust, with an appointed trustee responsible for managing those assets for the benefit of others. Depending on the terms of the trust, the trustee pays distributions to beneficiaries during their lifetimes, and makes final distribution of the trust assets upon death of one of the beneficiaries.

Providing Dependable Advice about Trust Litigation

Because our practice is so closely focused on trust and estate disputes of all kinds, we are well prepared to spot the key issues in your case. We can also tell you about the full range of legal approaches to resolve your problem—not just the most obvious ones. Our goal for every client is to find the most effective and efficient route toward a favorable outcome.

Our Litigation Practice Covers the Whole Range of Trust Disputes

Disputes can arise concerning the creation, administration or termination of a trust. We can advise and represent a beneficiary, a trustee or any other interested party in such matters as:

  • Challenges to the validity of a trust based on incapacity or undue influence
  • Defects in the creation of a trust or the transfer of assets into trust
  • Demand for a trustee's accounting
  • Breach of fiduciary duty claims based on neglect, dishonesty or conflict of interest
  • Actions for removal of a trustee
  • Disputes between beneficiaries with competing interests, such as income beneficiaries and remainder or residuary beneficiaries

While our attorneys have extensive experience with the resolution of trust disputes through litigation and trial, we frequently find ways to resolve disagreements through negotiation or facilitated mediation.

Whether you have questions about the administration of a trust for your benefit or about your responsibilities as a trustee, an experienced attorney from our team is ready to advise you. Contact our Seattle office today for a confidential consultation.