Indianapolis attorney Curtis E. Shirley represents individuals and families involved in conflicts about an inheritance or a family business. When a family member passes away, Mr. Shirley can help you find out what is going on. If Wills or Trusts were changed at the last minute, or different than what you expected, Mr. Shirley can help you find out why.
Attorneys and clients often ask Mr. Shirley for advice on complicated matters, or where the amounts in controversy are significant. Even if you have an attorney, Mr. Shirley can help with a second opinion.
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Mr. Shirley has an office in the heart of downtown Indianapolis on the 17th floor of the prestigious Gold Building. He frequently travels all over the State of Indiana to represent clients, and has appeared in nearly every county in Indiana. Mr. Shirley also travels to other States where local attorneys request his involvement.
Mr. Shirley’s estate and trust litigation practice involves all types of inheritance disputes. As people get older, they rely more on others. Perhaps property ends up missing. Powers Of Attorney change beneficiary forms, or make excessive gifts. Caretakers inherit over family members. Step children inherit more than natural children. Brokers take excessive commissions. Retirement plans and insurance policies remain a secret. Those who work in a family business fight for control. What starts out as a courtesy to help pay bills turns into money missing from bank accounts. Fiduciaries such as personal representatives, trustees, or banks do not keep beneficiaries informed.
Concerned clients and experienced attorneys call on Mr. Shirley to assist in drafting documents to prevent lots of problems. If you think another attorney has made a mistake, Mr. Shirley can help resolve the situation. He helps to answer your questions and resolve disputes with sound judgment and successful strategies, in a professional and discreet manner.
Mr. Shirley's experience and skill go beyond disputes over inheritances. He has a well-earned reputation as a superior trial attorney in complex litigation such as securities fraud. Mr. Shirley has stepped in at the last minute to try cases where other attorneys thought it would settle, but need someone experienced in the courtroom. In cases involving lots of risk, experience matters. Concerned clients and other attorneys call on Mr. Shirley to help where you cannot afford to lose. His clients include many of the foremost attorneys, law professors, and law firms throughout Indiana. Mr. Shirley has testified as an expert witness on estate and trust matters, the fiduciary standard of an attorney and trustee, and attorney fee disputes. He has also served as an adjunct Professor of Law at Indiana University, teaching Probate Litigation, and Trusts & Estates.