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.
wills & Trusts disputes
Establishing inheritance rights
Disputing inheritance rights
Bringing will contests
- Defending will contests
Bringing actions for breach of fiduciary duty
Defending actions for breach of fiduciary duty
- Removing and appointing trustees, executors, and administrators
- Bringing actions to force settlement of estates and distribution of estate assets
- Modifying and terminating trusts
- Representing creditors with respect to their claims against trusts & estates
- Representing fiduciaries with respect to claims against trusts & estates
- 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
The Hargrove Firm can call on its of counsel attorneys throughout the country to provide support and best serve clients’ needs.
The Litigation Group’s attorneys have handled jury and bench trials in both state and federal courts, including at the appellate level.
The Hargrove Firm’s attorneys are responsive and aim to provide trustees, executors, administrators, beneficiaries, guardians, and conservators with personal, sophisticated service.
Megan R. Holt
Megan R. Holt
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.
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.