A will contest is a litigation in which a party contests the validity of a last will and testament that has been offered for probate.
A turnover proceeding is a litigation in which a fiduciary of an estate or someone interested in the estate sues to have assets in the possession of a third party turned over to the estate to be distributed pursuant to the terms of the last will and testament, if there is one, or pursuant to the intestacy statute, if there is not a last will and testament.
Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims
All fiduciaries -- e.g., executors, trustees, estate administrators -- owe a duty to the estate and the beneficiaries thereof to act in their best interests. When the fiduciary fails to do so, the beneficiaries may sue him/her for damages.
A contested accounting proceeding is a litigation in which beneficiaries of an estate or trust object to the fiduciary's accounting, for example, on the grounds that too much or too little was distributed.