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Probate Litigation


Varnum offers experienced assistance in a diverse range of probate and estate matters, including:

  • Will contests
  • Trust litigation
  • Guardianships
  • Mental health proceedings

Death and disability are never easy. They are made more difficult when family members or beneficiaries find themselves at odds. When disagreements result in disputes over a will, a family's estate or trust, or concerns about the mental or physical well-being of a family member, an already difficult situation becomes even more complicated for the people involved. Sometimes, these disputes can be resolved by thoughtful, comprehensive negotiation. Other times, such disputes find their way into the probate court system. In either case, the course of such matters can bring added stress at a time of personal loss.

The Probate Litigation Practice Team provides skilled lawyers, who are both experienced negotiators and personal advocates, to guide each client through all phases of these difficult matters. Varnum's service does not stop when a case is decided, however. With more than 100 additional lawyers skilled in estate planning, tax law, real estate and other business issues, Varnum can also help each client take steps designed to prevent such disputes from happening to their families in the future.

For more information, please contact either your Varnum attorney, or Charyn Hain at 616/336-6297 or

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