Estate Litigation

The Ultimate Guide to Undue Influence

Undue influence in families is an act of abuse, often by heirs victimizing their elderly parents or other family members to increase their will inheritance or trust fund distributions. Undue influence can be actual or implied, and proving undue influence is the responsibility of heirs, beneficiaries, trustees of trusts, and administrators or executors of wills. …

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Sibling Stealing from Estate: What to Do

If you suspect a sibling is stealing from an estate or trust in which you are a beneficiary, you very likely need the protection of a trust litigation attorney. Unfortunately, sibling theft is an all-too-common occurrence. Fortunately, an experienced trust litigation attorney can usually help recover stolen assets, and quite possibly have your sibling disinherited …

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Undue Influence Examples and Elements Under California Law

Undue influence cases can be complicated to prosecute. Historically, undue influence was limited to situations of influence over the mentally incapacitated. However, as our elderly population continues to grow states, including California, have responded with legislation that allows family members to pursue litigation in situations where a loved one may be of relatively sound mind …

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California Probate Code trustee duties explained

California Probate Code Trustee Duties Explained

What are the duties of a trustee in California? California Probate Code outlines Trustee Duties quite clearly. And now, we’re going to make it even clearer. First off, let’s define some popular terms:   What is a trust? A trust, or living trust, is a document designed to help families avoid legal process, probate, after …

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Contesting or disputing a will in Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, Kansas City

The Definitive Guide to Contesting a Will

Contesting a will is more common than heirs, beneficiaries and executors may think. We tell our clients every day: Disputing a loved one’s will or trust does not make you a bad person. All too often wills resulted from interference from a loved one or an interloper. We work with heirs, beneficiaries, administrators, executors, and …

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