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Orem Civil Litigation Attorneys Resolve a Variety of Disputes

Highly professional representation for plaintiffs and defendants

The civil court system allows citizens to pursue legal remedies for a wide variety of disputes, such as breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, will contest, divorce, or personal injury. When it’s necessary for you to go to court, either to prosecute or defend a claim, having an experienced civil litigation attorney on your side greatly enhances your prospects for success. At Skabelund Wirig & Loos, our litigators are determined to help you protect what matters most. We listen attentively to your story, advise you on the pertinent law, and help you determine appropriate and realistic goals for litigation. When you are certain how you want to proceed, we provide the reliable litigation strategies that are proven to deliver positive results.

Understanding the process of civil litigation

Unlike the criminal court system, which is designed to punish wrongdoers, the civil court system has two goals:

  • Remedies at law — Order the payment of appropriate compensation to people who have suffered unfair economic and noneconomic losses.
  • Remedies in equity — Order a party to perform some act, or to refrain from acting, so that a fair result is reached.

There are many areas of the law that utilize civil litigation:

  • Business, corporate, and commercial law
  • Estate law, trust law, and probate law
  • Insurance law
  • Personal injury and wrongful death law
  • Property law
  • Divorce

There are also several methods for achieving a resolution to civil disputes, such as traditional negotiation, mediation, binding arbitration, nonbinding arbitration, and lawsuits in state or federal court. Our attorneys are adept at all these processes, so we can offer a full range of legal strategies in your case.

Estate litigation by a premiere Utah attorney

Our senior partner, Steven R. Skabelund, has assisted more than 10,000 clients with estate issues, so he has vast experience managing litigation related to wills, trusts, and probate. For our estate planning lawyers in Orem, common cases include:

  • Will challenges — Disappointed heirs often challenge the validity of a will by alleging undue influence, coercion, or fraud. A will might also be vague in part and open to various, competing interpretations. We represent the testator’s estate as well as potential beneficiaries in will contests in probate court.
  • Trust management challenges — When a grantor establishes a trust, a trustee or trust administrator must oversee the assets, pay the taxes, make prudent investments, and disperse benefits according to the terms of the trust. If a trustee is sloppy or dishonest, such behavior is a breach of fiduciary duty, and the trustee is personally liable for economic losses the trust suffers. However, even a meticulous trustee can face accusations of a breach of fiduciary duty if a beneficiary is disenchanted with the trust performance or with the trustee’s unwillingness to disperse funds the way the beneficiary would like. We represent trustees and beneficiaries in trust management disputes.

When you retain our services for estate litigation or any other type of civil case, you can expect attentive legal counsel and aggressive representation as we fight to protect your rights and achieve your desired outcome.

Contact our skilled civil litigation lawyers in Orem, UT

The skilled civil litigation attorneys at Skabelund Wirig & Loos protect your rights aggressively through traditional negotiations, mediation, arbitration and trials in state or federal court. Whether you are a plaintiff or a defendant, we provide dedicated and professional services focused on results. To speak with an experienced trial attorney, call 801-788-4447 or contact our Orem office online to schedule a free consultation.

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  • Orem Office
    1149 West Center Street
    Orem, Utah 84057
    Phone: 801-222-9700
    Fax: 801-224-9960