Contested Estates & Trusts

Serving Barrington and Northern Illinois

At Buckley Fine, our Barrington-area attorneys are dedicated to providing comprehensive legal support in the area of contested estates or trusts. Our expertise encompasses every stage of the litigation process, ensuring that you receive thorough counsel tailored to your specific needs. We understand that disputes involving estates or trusts can be complex and emotionally charged, and our team is committed to navigating these challenges with sensitivity and skill.

Our services include not only asset protection and ensuring compliance with legal requirements but also the drafting and negotiation of settlements. We recognize that mediation can often be a more amicable and efficient way to resolve disputes, and our attorneys are skilled in facilitating these discussions. Moreover, we represent both trustees and beneficiaries, ensuring that each party understands and effectively exercises their rights.

The Barrington-area lawyers of Buckley Fine can:

  • Provide comprehensive counsel through each stage of the litigation process
  • Help with asset protection and compliance
  • Draft and negotiate settlements
  • Mediate disputes
  • Represent trustees
  • Represent beneficiaries and help them understand their rights

We understand that losing a loved one is an incredibly difficult experience, and facing legal challenges during this time only adds to the stress. Disputes among family members or close relations over an estate or trust can escalate the grieving process from difficult to overwhelming. At Buckley Fine, while we strive to help clients avoid these issues through quality estate planning, we recognize that sometimes disputes are unavoidable. If you are facing a situation where a trust or estate is being contested, or if you find yourself needing to contest a loved one’s trust or estate, our experienced attorneys are here to help resolve these disputes quickly, painlessly, and amicably.

Our approach isn’t just about litigation. We aim to resolve these issues through mediation, negotiation, and settlement before they reach a courtroom. However, if court proceedings become necessary, we are fully prepared to defend your rights and interests.

It’s important to remember that family and friends are not the only ones who might contest a trust or estate. Our Barrington-area lawyers are also well-versed in handling IRS contests. If your estate is challenged due to tax liability, we can assist in protecting your assets while ensuring full compliance with federal and state tax laws.

Whether you’re involved in a dispute as a trustee or a beneficiary, or if you need assistance in any other aspect of contested estate or trust litigation, the attorneys at Buckley Fine are here to offer the legal expertise and support you need. We’re committed to achieving the best possible outcome for you, with a focus on preserving relationships and reaching fair resolutions.


If you’re dealing with contested estates or trusts, turn to Buckley Fine’s skilled attorneys in Barrington and the Northwest suburbs of Chicago for guidance. Our team expertly handles these sensitive disputes with compassion, offering solutions through mediation, negotiation, and litigation. Whether you’re facing family disputes or IRS contests over an estate or trust, we’re committed to defending your rights and interests. Schedule your consultation today.



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