Empathy and understanding
Our California lawyers are ready to counsel and represent you through the difficult issues that sometimes arise regarding administration of a trust or probate estate; appointment of a guardian or conservator for an incapacitated individual; or possible exploitation of a vulnerable adult through the California courts.
These emotional and sensitive subjects are handled with a great deal of empathy and understanding. Our knowledgeable probate and trust lawyers are conscientious and caring while the probate is administered, completing the process as swiftly and as economically, as possible. The probate legal services range from counseling the personal representative to opening the estate to administering the estate, from distribution of estate assets to ensuring federal and state estate taxes are properly addressed.
Our California probate lawyers offer legal advice to personal representatives, beneficiaries, and other interested parties in issues regarding probate and trust administration and as well as, will contests and disputes relating to other life planning such as health care and powers of attorney. Probate litigation may include exploitation of vulnerable adult, elder abuse and require appointment of a guardian or establishment of a conservatorship.
Probate litigation cases are often disputes among family members or clashes arising from a family member attempting to protect an elderly or disabled relative. However, they could include attempts to recover money and/or property from a caregiver, ‘trusted advisor’, or a significant other. These highly emotional and sensitive subjects are handled with empathy, and expertise by our probate attorneys.