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By: Scott Grossman on June 18th, 2018

Where do I find the law for California will contests, probate litigation, and trust litigation?

The law for California will contests, probate litigation, and trust litigation is mostly found in the California Probate Code.  Because these are litigated cases other parts of the law for California also apply to these cases especially the Code of Civil Procedure and, in some cases, contract law.  In conclusion, whatever part of California’s statutory law you are looking for can be found here.

Probate (noun):

The process of proving in court that the will of a person who has died is valid. You must prove that the last will and testament of a deceased person is genuine to a competent judicial authority. Not all wills must go through this in California. See our infographic to help you determine if your loved one’s estate must go through probate.

Litigation (noun):

Litigation is the act or process of bringing a lawsuit to enforce a particular right. This can include Will contests, Trust Litigations, and Probate Litigation.

Trust (noun):

An organization or someone else who manages the money/property in a trust usually at a set period of time. They are managed by Trustees and are set up to help better serve the beneficiary’s interests. It is a legal document that tells the Trustee how to specifically handle the money and assets on behalf of the beneficiary according to the Trust’s wishes.

If you are ready to start your case, then please give us a call or fill out our Get Help Now form. A comprehensive overview of California Probate is available here. Should you have additional questions about trust litigation, you will find plenty of useful information in our Learning Center.