Probate Litigation Attorney in Irvine
Quality Legal Assistance for Will Disputes
It can be a smooth matter to distribute money and property per the dictates
of a will, once the estate has moved through
probate. When there are disputes regarding the distribution of assets, the management
of an estate, or the will that it is necessary to retain legal counsel.
If you are involved in a dispute over a will or related issue, it's
recommended that you contact an Irvine probate litigation attorney who
is knowledgeable about the probate process and the legal issues that surrounding
these disputes. Our firm, P. Arnsen Blakely in Irvine has been practicing
the area of law covering
estate planning, wills and trusts, and probate law since 1971. Our firm focuses on estate
and probate litigation law, and we provide professional services to individuals
and families in the Irvine area.
A will could be problematic. One legal issue that can lead to litigation
is when a decedent had a valid will, but another legal instrument was
later introduced that made significant changes. In such a case, it will
become necessary to determine if the subsequent document(s) was legally
executed, or if there was undue influence from another party. Questions
about the mental capacity of the testator (person who signs the will)
will be presented to the court. In some cases, a person gives all their
assets and money to a caregiver, friend, church, charity or other party,
leaving the original heirs little or nothing. These family members may
contest the will and allege there was undue influence brought upon the
testator. Breaches of fiduciary duty, mismanagement of the estate, or
disputes concerning the deceased person's representative are just
a few issues that could arise that will lead to the need for litigation.
Irvine Lawyer for Probate Litigation and Will Disputes
We encourage you to take advantage of our
free case evaluation if you need legal assistance concerning a probate legal matter. We will
review the facts in your specific case and we will answer your concerns
and questions. Our discussions are confidential, and we understand that
these matters can be difficult, particularly when other family members
are involved. Probate matters are time sensitive, so the sooner you contact
us, the better.
Call us today.