Disputes Involving Trusts In Ohio

At Ziegler Metzger LLP, our lawyers have extensive experience and knowledge when it comes to trust disputes and other disputed probate matters. With offices in Cleveland and Painesville, Ohio, our attorneys represent all types of clients in trust disputes.

Counsel of Good Value: Our motto since 1952. We want to help you obtain the results you need in the most efficient manner possible, which means we will try to resolve your dispute outside of the courtroom if at all possible. If your case is unable to be worked out amicably, our lawyers are fully prepared to fight aggressively for you in the courtroom.

We represent plaintiffs and defendants in trust disputes arising from:

  • Mismanagement/breach: A trustee is much like an administrator or executor in the probate process. This is a fiduciary relationship, so the trustee must act in the best interests of the beneficiaries. When a trustee is caught engaging in self-dealing or other questionable behavior, it is not uncommon for lawsuits to arise involving breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Invalidity of a trust: Similar to will disputes, trusts can come under question as to whether they are valid at all.
  • Trustee fees: Disputes can arise involving miscommunication regarding a trustee's rates or hidden fees.

Contact Ziegler Metzger LLP

The most important first step is to talk to a lawyer as soon as you can. We will help you understand your rights and options so you will know how to make smart decisions in your case going forward. Call 216-273-6726 or email us today.