Dayton Fiduciary Litigation Attorney

Creative Legal Solutions for Complex Problems

Probate avoidance mechanisms (such as trusts, transfer-on-death, payable-on-death, and designations) for avoiding the expense and delay associated with probate court, which although useful, have unfortunately led to a rise in disputes between beneficiaries concerning estates and trusts. Moreover, there is an increase in the number of laypersons serving as trustees, powers of attorney, or in other fiduciary capacities. Although there is misappropriation of assets in some cases, the inexperience of laypersons serving in such an important role often leads to honest (but costly) mistakes.

Our probate attorney in Dayton has experience in probate and litigation, which is required for handling this highly technical area. We have litigated matters involving complex trusts, estates, guardianships, and other matters at trial and on appeal.

Representation in State & Federal Court

We have a thorough understanding of fiduciary substantive law, both at the Ohio and federal level. We frequently encounter fiduciary matters involving the Uniform Trust Code, Uniform Probate Code, the Uniform Principal and Income Act, the Prudent Investor Act, ERISA, the Ohio Revised Code, and the common law.

Our Dayton probate litigation lawyer has successfully represented executors, trustees, beneficiaries and other fiduciaries in matters including:

  • Breaches of fiduciary duties;
  • Trust and estate inventories and accounting;
  • Tortious interference with inheritance rights;
  • Power of attorney abuse;
  • Undue influence and lack of capacity issues;
  • Creditor claims;
  • Declaratory judgment actions; and
  • Fraud and misrepresentation.
  • Beneficiary disputes
  • Will disputes

The office of David Brannon, Attorney at Law utilizes our Dayton probate litigation attorney in assessing matters so that a well-coordinated and cost-efficient plan may be made for our clients. Although we attempt settling matters prior to litigation, we are more than capable of litigating the entire matter in-house, from start to finish, including court filings, discovery, trial, and appeal.

Call our firm at (937) 802-4900 for a free consultation today.