Truly effectively legal representation takes into account both legal interests and the lifelong relationships that may be at stake 

Overview

Parsons Behle & Latimer believes in beginning any matter with learning the full extent of the client’s goals. We offer a complete range of services in the areas of trust, estate, probate and fiduciary litigation. Our firm is also experienced in alternative dispute resolution to probate, guardianship and trust matters. Whether informal negotiation or formal litigation is needed, Parsons can assist you through the process.

Our attorneys have helped hundreds of clients establish estate plans to accommodate complex family issues. In those situations where litigation becomes necessary, we have attorneys experienced to handle such litigation. Examples include:

  • Will contests;
  • Inheritance disputes;
  • Trust disputes;
  • Guardian and conservatorship actions;
  • Claims against fiduciaries; and more.

Complex and high-dollar estate disputes often involve ancillary areas of law, such as tax, real estate and business succession. Parsons has the resources of our other well-qualified firm attorneys to assist with these issues. Whatever your issue may be, we invite you to contact us and learn more about our estate litigation practice.

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Experience

Return of Trust Funds and Pre-Judgment Interest for Clients

Obtained a judgment on behalf of a group of trust beneficiaries to prevent a trustee’s attempt to abscond with millions of dollars of life insurance policy proceeds that were trust assets. Also obtained a pre-judgment interest award to compensate the beneficiaries for the lost investment opportunities from the trustee’s attempt to take the funds.

Estate of Edith T. Roberson (Unpublished September 26, 2019 Order of Affirmance, Utah Court of Appeals)

This was a probate dispute between siblings over inheritance rights under the decedent’s Will and Trust. The decedent was a Utah artist. The dispute was successfully argued at trial, in the Utah Court of Appeals and at the Utah Supreme Court.

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