The law for California will contests, probate litigation, and trust litigation is mostly found in the California Probate Code.
Articles about Hiring An Attorney
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.
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.
Generally, from a beneficiary’s perspective, the difference between trust litigation and financial elder abuse litigation is when the money or property was wrongfully taken.
First, never take “no” for an answer. If you are a trust beneficiary then your common sense tells you that you are entitled to get a copy of the trust. You are right.
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.
California has extremely strict rules about when an attorney may call himself a “specialist” in a particular area of law.
Forgery of a will or trust in California can result in the rightful beneficiaries of a person’s estate not receiving the property that they are intended to receive.