Sather Law

Practice area

Estate, Trust, and Ranch Litigation

Estate and Trust Disputes

I understand that estate and will matters are personal and that losing a relative or loved one can be difficult and complicated. When that loss unfortunately dissolves into a complex legal dispute is when you need the assistance of a knowledgeable estate litigation attorney. I am experienced in civil litigation and regularly represent clients in many high stakes disputes involving trusts, estates, conservatorships, guardianships, and wills.

Many law firms involved with trusts and estates assign these cases to attorneys who are estate planners with limited or no experience handling litigation in the courts. Others rely on civil litigators with little or no experience in the field of trusts and estates. My broad experience includes litigating trusts and estate disputes involving claims for breach of fiduciary duty, claims for breach of duty of loyalty, investment claims, beneficiary disputes, contested heirship, pretermitted and adopted heirs, will and trust contests, capacity, undue influence, elder abuse, contested powers of attorney, fraudulent transfers, partition actions, spousal right of election, family and estate management disputes, conservatorships, and guardianships.  Call me today to discuss your case.

Farm and Ranch Disputes

The Montana farm and ranch community is a unique group of people with unique legal issues including property and water rights, land leases, easements, purchase and sales, and secured transactions for crops, machinery, livestock, and other farm goods. Over the years, I have worked with farm and ranch owners throughout Montana helping them resolve issues related to:  

  • Lease and contract disputes
  • Property rights 
  • Boundary and fence disputes
  • Title disputes
  • Family division issues
  • Conflicts over rights of way, mineral leases, and pipelines

If you are in need of an attorney experienced in these or other farm and ranch matters, contact my Billings, Montana, law office today to discuss your case.