Probate and Trust Litigation Has Doubled in Southern California
Did you know probate and trust litigation has doubled in Southern California over the past ten years?
The death of a loved one is a traumatic experience. Sometimes a parent dies without a will, or the family disagrees over the terms of a will or a trust. When these disagreements can’t be resolved, probate or trust litigation results. Working with a good attorney is the best way to get through the process in these situations. Probate and trust ligation are complex and time-consuming. It’s often costly. When a family disagrees over important facts, discovery is required to obtain the evidence. This usually includes depositions and requests to obtain relevant documents. Even after the facts are obtained, the family can disagree over applying the laws. In those cases, a judge is sometimes needed to rule how the law will be interpreted.
Law & Stein has extensive experience with complex probate and trust litigation. I’ve personally litigated and have been called as an expert witness on some of the most complicated trust cases in Orange County over the past ten years. If you are involved in a trust or a will dispute, contact Law & Stein now for a free consultation. Our experienced attorneys will review your case with you. Don’t let the daunting prospect of litigation keep you from resolving a loved one’s estate. Contact us now to help you.