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Estate Litigation

Disputes can often arise in a myriad of ways in the area of estate law. When estate litigation is required, individual and family finances, real property and family ties are at stake. Accordingly, having experienced and seasoned estate law attorneys with a track record of successfully resolving estate disputes is crucial in preserving your estate.

Our Firms Experience in Litigation

estate litigationOur firm and our attorneys have successfully prosecuted and defended their clients’ interest before the Courts of New Jersey, as well as in both arbitration and mediation. Our firm has served clients, ranging from beneficiaries to fiduciaries.

Our attorneys experience includes litigating claims for breach of fiduciary duty, validity of wills and trusts, incapacity of the testator, undue influence, misappropriation of estate assets, investment claims, beneficiary disputes, modifications of wills and trusts, partition actions, and contested powers of attorneys, to name a few.

Areas of Estate Litigation

  • Probate litigation
  • The validity of wills
  • Incapacity of the testator
  • Undue influence and duress over the testator
  • Defective execution and/ or of testamentary documents
  • Misappropriation of Estate Assets
  • Trust reformation
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Guardianship proceedings
  • Contested accounting
  • Estate Management Disputes
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Real estate
  • Spousal Rights
  • Partition Actions
  • Elder Abuse
  • Wrongful Death Recovery

To schedule a consultation with one of our estate litigation attorneys, please call our office (856) 845 – 0011 or email us.

Message to Our Clients Amid Coronavirus OutbreakWe are open for business

Given the current circumstances associated with the coronavirus outbreak, we are providing an update of our operations. We are open for business.  To ensure the safety of our employees and clients, we have a skeleton crew of essential staff at our Woodbury Office, with the remaining attorneys and staff available for remote operations.

We remain available by phone and email as normal.  Our attorneys and staff working remotely have full access to our computer systems.  While we cannot, at this time, field personal meetings, we are available to discuss by phone and email.  Fortunately, Puff & Cockerill has a full access system to allow our attorneys and staff to work remotely to continue to assist our clients.

We stand ready to assist all of our clients and welcome any new clients to contact our office at 856-845-0011 or at  Our staff will field your call and direct you accordingly.

We will continue to address any changes to our state and local mandates amid the coronavirus outbreak.  Our thoughts are with everyone impacted and wish everyone health and safety.