This post concludes my series on the handling of San Bernardino, California probate cases involving property disputes. I felt it necessary to write on this topic as many people facing such situations are not sure how they should proceed. If they do not act in a timely manner, then they may lose their right to do so. My goal with this series has been to provide information which will help people to better understand their options and to assist them in making an informed decision when selecting a probate attorney. If you have questions about your situation, then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
I have addressed several topics over my recent articles. Issues I have analyzed include:
- The types of disputes which arise in probate cases
- Discovery in probate disputes
- Attending trial
- Filing an appeal if you are unhappy with the outcome
There are multiple reasons why one should understand these topics. First, probate cases can involve disputes which involve requests to include property as well as requests to exclude property. Second, discovery is a crucial tool for gathering necessary evidence. If the discovery process is not handled properly then, quite often, an individual will struggle at trial. Third, knowing what to expect from the trial process makes it much more likely that the process will go smoothly. Finally, it is important to understand that if your appeal is not timely filed then you may lose your chance to challenge the Probate Court’s decisions.
One point I made throughout these posts is that preparing a case for trial, litigating the matter, and handling an appeal are complicated issues which involve strict procedures. It cannot be stressed enough that you should retain experienced counsel to assist you in such matters. I am a San Bernardino probate attorney with extensive litigation experience. I will stay in regular contact with you as your case moves through the system and I will ensure that I am available to answer any questions you may have. Contact my office today to schedule an initial consultation. We also service Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, Ontario, Victorville, Rialto, Hesperia, Chino, Upland, Apple Valley, Redlands, Highland, Colton, Yucaipa, Montclair, elsewhere in the Inland Empire, as well as Los Angeles.