If you want to challenge a will or trust or want to remove an executor or trustee then you have two options. You can hire a probate or trust litigator on an hourly basis or on a contingency fee.
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Is there a way to pay for probate litigation or trust litigation if I can’t afford to hire my own attorney?
Maybe. Some cases are a good fit for a contingency fee agreement. A contingency fee agreement allows you to hire an attorney without paying anything out of pocket.
Should I inherit my father’s property if he held in joint tenancy with his second wife? Their trust says I get all their property when they have both died.
No, not unless the second wife adopted you as one of her children. This is a really common and, speaking frankly, dumb mistake.
I do not have much confidence in the executor of the estate. What should I watch out for under California law?
Under California probate law, the executor of the decedent’s estate has a fiduciary duty requiring him or her to act with integrity, disclose all information to the beneficiaries, act in fairness and with diligence, manage the estate with caution, and deal with all beneficiaries equally.
As part of the estate planning process, you or a loved one may have chosen to include a no-contest clause in the will or living trust.
Accusing someone of altering or forging documents in a decedent’s Will or Trust is an extremely serious allegation.
If a trustee has mismanaged assets or property, which caused a significant loss of value, the first thing you want to do is determine how the estate was mismanaged.
If your parent had previously executed a will, and you believe that it has since been changed, it is possible that he or she was the victim of undue influence. You may be able to contest the will in the probate court and have it rendered invalid.