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Richard Samdal

Probate Litigation

Koernke & Crampton has extensive experience in all types of probate litigation, having assisted trustees, personal representatives, guardians, conservators, fiduciaries and beneficiary resolve probate disputes.  Once a rarity, probate disputes are becoming more and more common in our aging society.  Koernke & Crampton clients are served by experienced litigators who assist clients in seeking amicable resolution to disputes or, when negotiations prove unsuccessful, aggressively pursuing clients' rights in court.

Koernke & Crampton provides clients with a broad range of services relating to contested trust administration.  These services include advising fiduciaries and beneficiaries on the various duties and rights of parties interested in living and testamentary trusts, as well as contesting claims in litigation.

Aging baby boomers coupled with a more litigious society have resulted in a significant increase in suits contesting the validity of estate planning documents, including wills and trusts.  Koernke & Crampton offers experienced counsel to parties litigating issues regarding the validity of estate plan documents, including claims questioning a testator's capacity, charges of undue influence breaches of fiduciary duty, and interpretation of the documents themselves.  Our attorneys have tried cases successfully not only in counties throughout the State of Michigan, but also in Florida and Wyoming. 

A guardianship or conservatorship frequently can be the ideal answer to the question of how to care for someone whose physical or mental disability leaves him unable to manage his personal or financial affairs.  At Koernke & Crampton, we help families, fiduciaries and the subject of protective proceedings navigate the frequently complicated, and always emotional, waters of protective proceedings.