Pittsburg Estate Litigation Attorney

Even with a well-crafted estate plan in place, issues or disputes may arise that can lead to lengthy and expensive court battles. If you're facing this prospect now, talking to an experienced probate litigation attorney as soon as possible represents the best opportunity for achieving a more practical legal solution.

My name is Mark A. Werner, and I am an estate litigation attorney in Crawford County, Kansas. I have represented parties on all sides of these disputes over the course of my career, including spouses, children, beneficiaries, wards, guardians, conservators, personal representatives (executors) and other fiduciaries. I have handled cases of every type as well, including:

  • Will contests (challenges) based on grounds of fraud, undue influence, lack of testamentary capacity or unmet statutory requirements
  • Spousal elective share claims
  • Trust disputes
  • Contested guardianships and conservatorships
  • Allegations of "power of attorney" abuse
  • Breach of fiduciary duty claims against personal representatives/executors, trustees, guardians and others

In many cases, my consultive approach to working with clients and pragmatic approach to litigation have allowed me to achieve timely results that satisfy my clients' needs without exceeding their budgets or exhausting the estate's assets.

Serving Clients Throughout Southeast Kansas Since 1982

Whether your family member, a named beneficiary or a fiduciary — waiting to speak with a knowledgeable lawyer about your rights and options only increases the likelihood that the situation will get out of hand and that protracted litigation will become unavoidable. I can help and am dedicated to finding the best ways to meet my clients' needs without driving up costs.

My practice is based in Pittsburg, but I routinely represent clients from every part of southeast Kansas. To set up an appointment with me, call my office at 620-206-4082 or fill out this online form.

Office hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Evening and weekend appointments are available.