Attorneys Anne Jorgensen and Matthew Crowther Obtain $1.1 Million Settlement in Contested Probate Case

  • Elder Law
  • , Family Law
  • , Firm News
  • , Probate
September 22, 2016

Attorney Anne Jorgensen and Attorney Matthew Crowther obtained a settlement valued over $1.1 million for a contested probate case. As the case progressed, Jorgensen and Crowther aggressively prosecuted the case and spared no expense in hiring an array of experts and conducting numerous depositions. They raised crucial issues, including the following:

  • Undue influence
  • Breach of fiduciary duties
  • Lack of capacity

About the Case

In October 2013, the client’s father passed away. Before his death, the client’s brother unduly influenced their father to disinherit her completely. In the five years preceding his death, his son caused substantially all of his property to be transferred to himself and a limited liability company that he created. After three years, our team was able to recover a fair share on behalf of our client.

This settlement resulted in our client receiving a significant financial award, but perhaps more importantly, resolved a long-standing moral conflict between our client and her brother, allowing them both to move on with their lives as their parents had intended.

Our Longmont Attorneys Can Help You Navigate Complex Probate Litigation

At Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C., we provide well-versed representation to families moving through the process of transferring assets to beneficiaries. We understand that legal matters involving areas of estate planning, trust litigation, probate, conservatorship, and guardianships can be complicated, and that is why we are ready to assist individuals as quickly as possible. When you entrust your case to our team, we will examine all the details and determine which strategies can help you arrive at the most favorable result.

Discuss your case with our Longmont probate lawyers by calling our office or filling out a free case evaluation form online.

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