Estate Planning
Practice Area

Probate Litigation


Most will and trust litigation proceedings typically occur during the probate of a will or the administration of an estate. Hackett Feinberg is particularly skilled in representing clients faced with probate controversies, such as will contests, estate disputes, and actions for undue influence, mental incapacity, and the removal of fiduciaries.

We have a proven track record in resolving even the most contentious and emotionally- charged disagreements among heirs, beneficiaries, and other family members involved in the will, trust, and probate process.

We have resolved high-stakes claims involving the validity of a will, the appointment of a personal representative from the estate, and alleged improprieties that may have occurred during the administration of an estate or trust, such as a failure to adhere to the terms of the will or trust document. Our litigators will guide you through the dispute resolution process with a focus on enforcing your rights and ensuring you know what to expect at every stage of development. Because probate litigation can involve major conflict and serious contention among family members, we deliver formidable advocacy, as well as the requisite compassion and tact required to resolve family acrimony as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

Not only is Hackett Feinberg known for its deep bench of knowledge and expertise in probate law and litigation, but also for its effective communication, empathy, patience, perseverance, and integrity when pursuing the right outcome for those we serve. We have successfully resolved disputes and litigation involving the:

  • Inheritance of specific assets or property
  • Allegations of fraud, coercion, or undue influence by family members
  • Status challenges as an heir or beneficiary
  • Assertions of spousal rights
  • Accounting
  • Fiduciary misconduct and removal
  • Trust modification, reformation, and termination


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To learn more about how we can help, please contact Jonathan Hixon or Richard Kraft at 617.422.0200.