Six Types of Real Estate Issues Arising from Estate Administration in CA

Real estate is one of the most common assets found in estates of decedents. They are often held in trust or owned outright at the decedent’s passing. This asset comes with unique issues because it is not always easily sold or divided. Real estate also often require significant expenses for upkeep during the trust or estate administration. If you are the beneficiary of an estate and entitled to an interest in property, contact a knowledgeable San Diego trust litigation lawyer who can protect your legal rights.

The following are six examples of San Diego trust and estate litigation matters relating to the transfer of real estate:

  1. When a parent conveys a portion of ownership of a property to multiple children, but only one child occupies the property. That child may feel entitled to the property, since it is his or her home, and try to shut out the other siblings.
  2. When commercial real estate is conveyed to multiple parties and issues arise relating to cost and revenue sharing.
  3. When one child exerts control over a parent with dementia or other mental impairment, causing the parent to leave property to one child at the expense of others.
  4. When a deed prepared prior to the decedent’s death was fraudulent.
  5. When property is conveyed to multiple parties and they are in disagreement as to whether to sell or hold the property.
  6. When real estate is left to multiple children and one such child causes damage to the property.

Obtaining legal guidance is essential when a dispute arrises over trust or estate property. Our article, Five Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Trust and Probate Litigation Attorney, offers more information about finding representation. In addition, view our free book, Trust and Will Litigation in California, to help you understand the trust litigation process. Contact an experienced San Diego trust litigation attorney at the Grossman Law Firm today for further guidance. Call our office toll free at (888) 443-6590.

Scott Grossman

Scott Grossman


The Grossman Law Firm, APC · 525 B Street, Suite 1500, San Diego, CA 92101 · (951) 523-8307

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