Nicholas J. Dimakos focuses on trust and estate litigation, representing both beneficiaries and fiduciaries in contested matters. His practice encompasses a broad range of disputes, including will contests and challenges to account beneficiary designations; accounting actions involving estates, trusts, and powers of attorney; contested administrations involving challenges to and the defense of the actions of executors and trustees; trust terminations and modifications; and guardianship actions.
Nick regularly appears before probate courts throughout northern and central New Jersey, including Bergen, Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Union, and Warren Counties. He is frequently appointed to serve as counsel to alleged incapacitated individuals, and he volunteers as a mediator for the Probate Early Settlement Programs in Somerset and Middlesex Counties. Nick’s experience enables him to work with each client to formulate a strategy tailored to their case and to keep things on an even keel while guiding them through the emotionally fraught issues that often arise when opposing parties are members of the same family.
Nick writes about probate litigation and guardianships on the firm’s NJ beneficiary rights blog, Guardians of Your Will. Before entering private practice, he clerked for the Assignment Judge of Bergen County, the Hon. Peter E. Doyne (Ret.).