Probate and Estate Litigation

As the population ages, more individuals find themselves or their businesses involved in a probate or estate dispute. This can be an emotional and confusing time, particularly as our clients attempt to navigate what can often be an unfamiliar and complicated process.   Robinson Gray’s probate and estate litigation team are trial lawyers who can handle a wide range of probate and estate disputes including challenges to a will or trust, life insurance disputes, actions to reform trusts, and disputes surrounding the conduct of fiduciaries. Robinson Gray has represented beneficiaries and potential beneficiaries, personal representatives, trustees, and holders of powers of attorney.

We recognize that many times estates and probate disputes are the result of family disagreements, and that there is an emotional cost to these disputes.  We welcome opportunities to discuss with you the implications for the litigation and your concerns during the process.  Regardless, Robinson Gray’s experience in all aspects of probate and estate litigation allows us to provide the client with a cost benefit analysis of the dispute. We endeavor to control costs and keep you informed of the expense of litigation.  We will help you analyze your matter in such a way to determine how you can most efficiently achieve your goals.

Litigation is what we do. But while we will aggressively litigate on your behalf, with your concurrence, we will also explore throughout our engagement opportunities to resolve a dispute without the added cost and emotional burden of litigation. Our goal is to resolve your probate or estate issue to your satisfaction as efficiently as possible.

Representative Matters

  • Represented Personal Administrators and heirs before the probate court in estate disputes involving, among other matters, the removal of personal administrator for lack of diligence or conflict of interest/self-dealing and the interpretation of Wills or intestate laws and the distribution of estate assets
  • Represented Trustees and Trusts or trust beneficiaries in trust disputes involving, among other matters, an alleged breach of fiduciary duty by the Trustee in the management or distribution of Trust assets or the interpretation of trust terms related to the administration of or distribution of trust assets among beneficiaries.

Betsy Gray

P (803) 231-7827

Jasmine Smith

P (803) 231-7841

Tim Thompson

P (803) 227-1105

Rob Tyson

P (803) 231-7838