Trust & Estate Litigation

Sophisticated legal support

for complex trust & estate issue resolution

Disagreements about wills, trusts, the probate process, and the actions or inactions of fiduciaries can be highly contentious. Luckily, there can be equitable solutions available that offer fairness to all parties involved and can help fulfill the wishes of the original asset holder.

The Hargrove Firm’s Trust & Estate Litigation Group advises clients who are dealing with issues concerning trusts, guardianships, conservatorships, and estates with a particular focus on the representation of professional fiduciaries, and in all phases of litigation. These cases can often be complex and require experienced and sophisticated legal support. The vast experience of the Litigation Group’s attorneys has prepared them to address whichever trust and estate litigation challenges might emerge.

Services

wills & Trusts disputes
  • Establishing inheritance rights

  • Disputing inheritance rights 

  • Bringing will contests 

  • Defending will contests
fiduciary litigation
  • Bringing actions for breach of fiduciary duty

  • Defending actions for breach of fiduciary duty

administration litigation
  • Removing and appointing trustees, executors, and administrators
  • Bringing actions to force settlement of estates and distribution of estate assets
  • Modifying and terminating trusts
creditor litigation
  • Representing creditors with respect to their claims against trusts & estates
  • Representing fiduciaries with respect to claims against trusts & estates
other litigation
  • Bringing suits involving power of attorneys, living wills or medical directives, and designations of healthcare surrogates
  • Defending suits involving power of attorneys, living wills or medical directives, and designations of healthcare surrogates
  • Bringing suits involving life insurance, payable on death accounts, and property transfers by a decedent or incompetent person
  • Defending suits involving life insurance, payable on death accounts, and property transfers by a decedent or incompetent person

How We Stand Apart

National Support

The Hargrove Firm can call on its of counsel attorneys throughout the country to provide support and best serve clients’ needs.

PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE

The Litigation Group’s attorneys have handled jury and bench trials in both state and federal courts, including at the appellate level.

unmatched service

The Hargrove Firm’s attorneys are responsive and aim to provide trustees, executors, administrators, beneficiaries, guardians, and conservators with personal, sophisticated service.

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Experienced Leadership

Megan R. Holt
Partner
Megan R. Holt
Partner

As leader of the Trust and Estate Litigation Group at Hargrove Firm, Megan brings practical experience to the table for each of her clients navigating disputes concerning trusts, estates, and guardianships. Prior to joining Hargrove Firm,  Megan handled complicated and contentious estate, trust, and guardianship matters, civil litigation matters, and other various legal matters with the Lexington-based firm of Rose Grasch Camenisch Mains PLLC (RGCM). Prior to her tenure with RGCM, Megan gained significant civil litigation experience at a Lexington-based insurance defense firm. 

A native Texan, Megan now calls Kentucky her home. Megan attended the University of Texas at Arlington, earning her Bachelor’s in Business Administration (Marketing) Magna Cum Laude in 2002. Megan obtained her Juris Doctor with Honors from Texas A&M University School of Law in 2013. Megan enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, and many animals on their small farm in Paris, Kentucky. Megan attends Southland Christian Church, where she volunteers in the Children’s Ministry and other outreach ministries.

What Our Clients Say

Megan was a great asset in helping me sell my house and closing the estate of my husband. Due to family interruptions, it was more complicated than it should have been. She patiently took care of all.”
– Faye B.

“I would like to attest that Megan Holt and her staff did a wonderful job of handling the estate sale for me and my family. She was very thorough, patient, and informative every step of the way. I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for an estate attorney of the highest caliber.”
Marcella M.

Contact Us

Find out what the expertly guided, empathetic legal advice can do for your legacy. From straightforward wills and trusts to complex business transactions, the professionals of Hargrove Firm are equipped to meet the challenge.

(877)564-8716

info@hargrovefirm.com