Probate Courts are responsible for resolving disputes over wills, trusts, powers of attorney, conservatorships and guardianships. For example, an issue may arise about whether a person had the mental capacity to create or change a will or a trust and disinherit an heir, or there may be a claim that the person who created or changed a will or trust did so because they were was undue influence by a family member, friend or third party. Alternatively, you may be a beneficiary of a trust or a will and the trustee or personal representative is not acting in your best interests and you want to protect your right to receive the proceeds of a trust or estate. This type of claim is referred to as a breach of fiduciary duty. These are just a few examples. Many types of contests are handled by the Probate Courts.