St. Paul Estate and Trust Litigation

Estate and Trust Litigation Lawyers

The St. Paul, Minnesota, law firm of Mason & Helmers focuses on estate and trust litigation and related matters.

Legal Practice Areas

  • Probate disputes: These disputes involve will contests, questions of capacity and undue influence, and defense or removal of fiduciaries.
  • Trust disputes: Trust disputes may be based on a trustee's failure to invest prudently or to adhere to investment standards in the trust document. Trust matters frequently take issue with the accounting practices used to account for the trust's funds; they may also arise from failure to file proper tax returns or disclosure statements.
  • Will contests: If there is a dispute among family members and heirs over a will, the firm's attorneys can help resolve it.
  • Fiduciary litigation: The firm represents fiduciaries, heirs and beneficiaries in matters involving breach of fiduciary duty allegations, including proceedings to remove a fiduciary.
  • Exploitation of vulnerable adults: The firm represents people who believe that an elderly or disabled family member or friend is being exploited. Powers of attorney are frequently used as a tool to exploit vulnerable individuals.
  • Business succession and inheritance issues: Dividing up a business after the death of a sole or partial owner in a family-owned or other closely held business can give rise to disputes that may require litigation to resolve.
  • Guardianships and conservatorships: The firm provides assistance with appointing guardians and conservators and resolving disputes related to guardianships and conservatorships.

Educating Clients

When clients come to the firm, our lawyers offer them as much information as possible so they can participate fully in their legal matters. They learn about matters such as:

Representing Clients from Other Law Firms

The attorneys at Mason & Helmers have always received numerous referrals from other lawyers and welcome clients referred by other lawyers. Referring lawyers can be confident that Mason & Helmers will provide effective representation to those being referred. We have chosen to focus our practice tightly rather than attempting to serve a broad spectrum of legal needs. Please visit our Information for Attorneys page for more information.

Contact Us

To learn more about the firm and its practice, contact Mason & Helmers. The firm's lawyers serve clients in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and beyond in matters involving estate and trust litigation and more. Call 651-323-2548 or 877-389-5533 (toll free) to set up an appointment.