This program will provide an overview of probate and trust procedure designed to provide a high-level review of the litigation process in contested matters. It will also deliver an outline of the extensive types of probate and trust-related fiduciary litigation. The speaker will conclude with practical advice for avoiding estate planning litigation. The content is designed to provide the basics for litigators interested in probate and trust litigation, a refresher for those with some experience, and helpful hints for estate planners interested in reducing the risk of litigation.
Key topics to be discussed:
Probate and Trust Fundamentals
Handling Claims Against Fiduciaries
Avoiding Estate Planning Litigation
Date / Time: February 28, 2024
1:00 pm – 3:10 pm Eastern
12:00 pm – 2:10 pm Central
11:00 am – 1:10 pm Mountain
10:00 am – 12:10 pm Pacific
Erin M. Strohbehn | Husch Blackwell LLP
A leading Wisconsin probate and trust litigator, Erin provides tenacious, pragmatic advocacy to clients in difficult situations.
Erin practices almost exclusively in the niche field of fiduciary litigation, asset disputes, and contested probate and trust litigation throughout Wisconsin. She represents individuals on all sides of contested probate administration, contested trust administration, guardianship cases, will contests, allegations of undue influence or competency questions during the drafting of estate planning documents, and other controversies surrounding the making or administering of estate plans. She also defends fiduciaries against actions seeking their removal.
Known as a persistent and determined advocate, Erin blends strategy with pragmatism in every case she handles. Recognizing the emotional toll that disputes over wills or inheritances can have on families, she collaborates closely with clients, helping them see the situation from an outsider’s perspective. Ultimately, every legal move Erin makes is tailored to steer clients towards a successful resolution.
J.D., Marquette University Law School
B.A., Marquette University
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
I. Probate and Trust Fundamentals | 1:00pm – 1:30pm
II. Handling Claims Against Fiduciaries (Part 1) | 1:30pm – 2:00pm
Break | 2:00pm – 2:10pm
III. Handling Claims Against Fiduciaries (Part 2) | 2:10pm – 2:40pm
IV. Avoiding Estate Planning Litigation | 2:40pm – 3:10pm