Trust and Probate Litigation
The death of a family member or loved one is a challenging time for surviving family members. Among the many familial responsibilities relatives have after a loss is dealing with the deceased’s money, property, and possessions and deciding what to do with them. Even if the deceased had a detailed will or trust drafted by an estate planning attorney, the process of transferring property in California can become complex.
Trust and estate litigators combine extensive courtroom experience with in-depth knowledge of trust and probate law and procedures. We represent clients in high-stakes will and trust contests, interpretation disputes concerning complex estate planning documents, contested accountings, community property disputes, breach of fiduciary duty claims, and other challenging situations at this vulnerable time.
If you are located in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Law Offices of Daniel Leahy is prepared to assess your loved one’s will, protect your rights, and help handle any family issues that may arise with sensitivity and skill.
Don’t delay, there are often deadlines- as short as just 120 days. You may have legal options to protect your interests in this challenging time and Daniel Leahy is the attorney who can help you decide what to do next. Dan’s practice includes resolving disputes among beneficiaries and fiduciaries. Often this requires litigation and Dan has the experience and skills to help you. Dan regularly appears in Bay Area probate courts and handles matters through trial.
Contact Daniel Leahy today at (510) 985-4151 or with our contact form to schedule your free consultation. Read more about our legal fee options and the possibility of contingency fees so that you don’t have any upfront costs.
Protecting your inheritance
While we may want to assume that our family’s documents were all written in good faith, a number of troubling issues can arise. These include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Undue influence on the decedent
- Improper execution
- The question of whether aged relatives were of sound mind and capable of writing and executing a legally binding document
However, in California, it is not always easy to determine whether you will need to pursue a solution in court. Occasionally, you can resolve these issues through other procedures. A skilled attorney at the Law Offices of Daniel Leahy can provide the guidance and support you need and the answers you deserve, whether that involves going to court or not. Our law firm handles the following probate and trust litigation matters:
Trust and will contests
Financial elder abuse
Lack of Capacity
Contested Accountings & Breach of Fiduciary Duties
There may be other circumstances that can be concerning as well. The best way to find out if your parent’s will or trust can be contested is to contact Oakland Probate and Trust litigation attorney, Daniel Leahy for your complimentary consultation as soon as possible. Time is of the essence as there are usually deadlines in these cases.