Litigation should always be avoided. That is why using a variety of estate planning strategies is so essential to ensure that litigation is avoided in the future. For instance, planning with trusts creates more privacy and control and these benefits allow the trustor to carefully plan to avoid estate litigation. However, you can never guarantee that litigation simply will not occur. A potential creditor, former spouse, or angry heir could always bring a lawsuit, such as a will contest. There are a variety of grounds on which a cause of action can arise, including lack of capacity, lack of formalities, undue influence, and breach of fiduciary duty. If litigation should occur, you need an attorney familiar with the process. At Lannom Law, our estate planning attorneys represent beneficiaries, trustees, and administrators in estate litigation. Give us a call at 931.651.1900 or submit a request on our website to set up a conference to discuss the case.