For years, MacDonald Hoague & Bayless has vigorously protected and secured payment of family assets and benefits under wills and trusts.

Our firm advises and represents trustees, guardians, executors, and beneficiaries in complex probate litigation, including will contests and related matters.  We have successfully applied our litigation, negotiation, and alternative dispute resolution skills to resolve disputes that arise in this setting through settlement, mediation, and trial.

Through litigation, among other positive outcomes, we have successfully:

  • removed executors of wills and trustees of trusts for violating their fiduciary duties;
  • represented a trustee in recovering millions of dollars for charities disenfranchised through fraud and duress committed on an  elderly and disabled woman;
  • won a verdict ordering an insurer to pay life insurance benefits to the family of the decedent; and
  • obtained payment of estate assets to family members under decedents’ wills.