With the recent decision of the California Supreme Court in the case involving the Estate of Giraldin, beneficiaries now have even greater rights against trustees.
Under the laws governing wills and trusts in California, a beneficiary may be disqualified from receiving an inheritance in certain circumstances. For this reason, other beneficiaries or the executor or trustee of an estate or trust may bring forward a San Diego probate litigation matter.
Whether you should pursue legal action against an executor vs. a trustee in California depends on many factors. Trust and estate litigation in California is a complex area of the law and requires the guidance of an experienced legal professional.
Understanding what the right step is when you suspect trustee wrongdoing requires the guidance of an experienced San Diego probate court attorney. Trust litigation often can take several months, even years. When you are concerned that trust assets are being abused, it is therefore vital that you act quickly.
Unfortunately for the rightful beneficiaries of an estate, even a frivolous will contest in San Diego will cost money to defend. Contact our office to schedule a case evaluation today.
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A foster child may have rights to the estate of a foster parent, but certain circumstances must be met to successfully win a San Diego estate litigation matter.