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Contested Estates & Family Conflicts

The Huck Bouma Contested Estates and Family Conflicts Group actively practices specialized skill sets relating to disputed or conflicted matters and issues in estates, trusts, fiduciary law, property law and beneficial interests, and guardianships. We apply our inter-disciplinary and specialized skill sets towards identifying issues, conceptualizing solutions, and effectively and efficiently pursuing solutions through first and second opinions, negotiated agreements, arbitration and mediation, various non-judicial alternatives, and appropriate court action including adversarial and emergency litigation. We cover the stages of affected administration from the principal being alive and competent, to incompetency that may need guardianship (uncontested and contested), to post death.

The Huck Bouma Contested Estates and Family Conflicts Group continues to be the best in its community by:
  • Continued training on essential skills;
  • Continued currency in legal developments and techniques, including designing new dispute resolution techniques and applications;
  • Being active in the continuing education of other professionals; and
  • Assisting other attorneys, banks and trust companies, accountants, and other allied professionals with their client and customer issues.
We have one of the most active estate and trust disputes and conflicts resolution practices in the Illinois legal community.

We are uniquely situated in the Chicago area suburbs to service estate, trust, and fiduciary matters due to (1) the strength and focus of our estate and trust disputes group and (2) the inter-disciplinary skills of the firm as the largest Illinois independent law firm outside of Chicago.
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