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.
In some circumstances, you may need to be a vested beneficiary in order to bring an action against the trustee of a trust in California. Whether you can bring such an action depends on the facts and circumstances surrounding your matter, the terms of the trust, the nature of your claim, and the laws of the state of California.
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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