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Probate and Estate Litigation


Tackling your probate or estate disputes

Probate is the division and distribution of the property of an individual who has died –  called a decedent.  It is done by a probate court based on either a will or on special rules for those who did not leave a will, called intestate.  In Colorado probating an estate need not be complicated or expensive provided that there is no dispute.  However, if there is a question of the capacity of the deceased to make rational decisions, or if the personal representative fails to act properly, or there is a dispute between family members and someone designated in the will, or if other problems arise, probate can become very complicated.  When it comes to probate and estate disputes, Peter R. Bornstein at the Law Offices of Peter R. Bornstein brings a wealth of experience to resolving issues in and out of the probate court.  Should you need to initiate a probate court case, should you be accused of breaching your duties, or should you face the stress of probate and estate litigation, retaining an attorney with substantial knowledge about Colorado courts. litigation, and probate procedures can lighten the burden.  By assertively applying his 45 years of experience and extensive knowledge of all aspects of trial work, civil procedure, and probate laws Attorney Bornstein can handle your disputes related to:

  • Breach of duty by a personal representative
  • Will contests
  • Determination of heirs
  • Undue influence cases
  • Lack of testamentary capacity
  • Property division disputes
  • Creating a conservatorship
  • Suing a conservator who acts improperly
  • Creating a guardianship
  • Suing a guardian who acts improperly
  • Terminating conservatorships and guardians
  • Protecting assets and property

Thorough investigation by a knowledgeable professional

Establishing the facts in a probate or estate dispute and preparing those facts to use in court often requires specialized knowledge of physical and mental health, assets and property values, and investigation techniques.   Attorney Bornstein collaborates with qualified experts commonly used in all these areas including forensic accountants, business valuation experts, psychologists, psychiatrists, physicians, and private investigators to win your case.

Alternative dispute resolutions (ADR)

ADR refers to other means of settling disputes outside of the courtroom. Some conservatorships, guardians, probate and estates disputes are best resolved by arbitration or nonbinding mediation.  When the cost and time of litigation exceeds the likely outcome, you may choose to settle instead.  If participating in a mediation or negotiating a settlement is the best course of action.  Peter R. Bornstein’s skills can help you obtain a desirable outcome.

Metro Denver, Colorado probate litigation attorney

Located in metro Denver, the Law Offices of Peter R. Bornstein serves clients throughout Colorado.

To schedule a free initial consultation, call the Law Offices of Peter R. Bornstein today at 720-500-5337 or contact the firm online.  Peter R. Bornstein is ready to advocate for your rights in all cases of probate litigation.