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.
If you are the beneficiary of a trust in California and suspect that the trustee has engaged in wrongdoing, you may decide to pursue legal action.
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.
Trustees of California trusts must be very careful to abide by the law and not favor any one beneficiary over another. If one beneficiary benefits to the detriment of another, the trust administration becomes ripe for litigation.
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.
In situations where co-trustees of a trust are unable to get along during the trust administration process, the San Diego probate court can intervene and remove one or both of the trustees. Contact our office today for a free consultation.
Wondering if you have grounds to pursue a lawsuit against a San Diego trustee for distributing your inheritance to the wrong party? View here for more.
If there is a problem with a trust that you are an interested party to, you have several options. Trust reformations or modifications are two possibilities.