Services

Trust and estate litigation, administration, and mediation.

When people think of trust and estate law, they often think of estate planners. But the practice area is broader than that. It consists of three primary subcategories: planning, administration, and litigation. Estate planning is the process of thinking through and memorializing what a person wants to happen to their assets and their person once they lose capacity or die. Administration is the process of putting the person’s plan into effect. Litigation is the process of working out problems that arise regarding the person or their assets.

Mediation is a method of resolving litigation and informal disputes. It is not specific to trust and estate law. But it is a significant component of the practice.

Litigation

Anyone can find themselves in a trusts and estates dispute. Everyone owns stuff. Everyone dies. Anyone can be among the people to whom a decedent wished to leave their stuff. When problems arise in transferring a deceased or incapacitated person’s assets, a trusts and estates litigator can help …

Administration

A trust or will is like a map. You might have the document, but it won’t get you to your destination unless you follow it. That is, the trust or will might tell you where a deceased or incapacitated person’s assets need to go, but you still need to take them there. You need to “administer” the instrument …

Mediation

Mediation is a process in which an impartial mediator helps people or entities resolve whatever conflict they are facing. It is a private, cooperative process in which the mediator works with the parties to help them find a way to end their dispute …

Estate Planning

Parnall Trust and Estate Law does not provide standalone estate planning services. However, we are happy to consult with you to get a sense of your situation and provide a referral to an estate planning attorney who fits your needs …