Practice Area

Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation


Cetrulo LLP represents trustees (corporate and individual), beneficiaries, family members, and other individuals in disputes involving wills, trusts, and other facets of estate planning and settlement.

We appreciate the delicate nature of probate litigation, balancing zealous advocacy with care and discretion. We minimize harm to familial and other relationships, by parlaying creative solutions with tempered advice and negotiations in an effort to avert acrimonious litigation. When litigation is unavoidable, we leverage our extensive courtroom experience and deep understanding of the complexities and nuances of probate litigation to defend our clients’ interests. Our probate litigation attorneys can tap the resources and experience of the firm’s complementary practice areas.

We represent a full spectrum of clients ranging from individuals to an international charitable organization and a Fortune 500 financial institution. The scope of our probate litigation practice includes:

  • actions to correct scriveners’ errors or to reform a trust that fails to effectuate the intent of the settlor
  • complaints for instructions regarding the proper administration of a trust
  • complaints for declaratory relief to resolve controversies concerning the rights and obligations of beneficiaries and trustees
  • disputes concerning probate accounts, wills, and other matters