Situations can quickly deteriorate when a loved one passes away. Disagreements may involve whether property and assets should be involved in an estate, the misuse or misappropriation of assets, or general mismanagement of property. There may also be disagreements over whether property should be included in the estate, how accounts should be handled, as well as claims of creditors. These types of arguments may complicate what should otherwise be a straightforward probate and may cause rifts between family members. If you are a resident of the Inland Empire, or elsewhere in California, then contact our San Bernardino probate lawyer today to deal with any such disputes. Our attorney is ready to assist you.
Attorney representing San Bernardino disputes over the handling of a trust or an estate
Probate in California can often be a clear-cut matter. Our state has many laws, which simplify the process. A last will and testament and Trust can be used to determine how one’s property is to be divided and our intestate succession laws dictate what happens when one dies without a will. Disagreements do arise in spite of these laws. Such disagreements can include arguments over whether property should be included in the probate or if property should be distributed in a way other than what the will or Trust dictates.
Examples of such trust and estate disputes include:
- Whether property should be included in the estate
- Issues arising with creditors
- Whether a fiduciary (such as an executor or trustee) breached their duty to the estate
- Assisting with the administration of a living trust
Resolving these types of issues can determine which heir property will pass to and the manner in which it will be passed. Probate can be a very complex process once an item comes into dispute. This complexity is why you should retain a qualified attorney to help you with any issues you may be facing.
Our San Bernardino attorney will work to protect your interests in any dispute arising out of an estate, probate, or a trust. Our lawyer’s first task will be to identify assets that either should be included in the estate or possibly removed from the estate. This analysis includes determining the best way to deal with the dispute and how to best protect the questioned property while the case proceeds. We examine issues such as ownership history, possession history, relationships between parties, actions indicating the intent of the deceased, as well as disputing a will, if necessary. We ensure that all steps are taken to prepare your case for trial and will aggressively represent you in the California Probate Court. Contact us today to speak with a lawyer. 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.
Attorney providing a quality service for those disputing a trust or estate in the Inland Empire
We understand that life is stressful enough after a loved one has passed away. While we cannot bring the deceased back, we will do everything in our power to ensure that this process is as seamless as possible. We will be in regular contact with you throughout the process, copy you on correspondence, ensure that you receive copies of documents, and promptly return any phone calls or messages. We ensure that being able to reach your counsel will not be a concern. This is our promise to each and every one of our clients.
All cases must be properly reviewed prior to determining applicable law and likely conclusion.