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.

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Orange County Estate Planning Attorney

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P. Arnsen Blakely
Orange County Estate Planning Attorney
1111 Bayside Drive, Suite 228,
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
Local Phone: 949.220.2492
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