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Lawyers Experienced At Handling Will Contests Or Estate Planning And Trust Litigation

The loss of a loved one is an emotional time for those who are left behind. For many families, there is peace of mind in knowing that there is an estate plan in place to carry out the deceased’s final wishes. But sometimes individuals may have concerns with certain aspects of a will or trust, which may lead to litigation.

The attorneys at the Law Office of David C. Winton, have helped many families throughout Northern California deal with complications that can arise in a will contest or estate planning and trust litigation. We have more than six decades of experience dealing with difficult legal problems, and we can help you take the right actions to help you protect your loved one’s legacy.

Making The Process Easier For You

Often, these disputes develop during the probate process. In California, probate is the process by which the title of the property is passed from the deceased to the beneficiaries listed in the estate planning documents. Trust administrators will also begin performing any duties in situations where trusts initiate when a person passes.

Someone may contest the validity of an estate for several reasons. He or she may feel that the person was unduly influenced when making the estate plan or that he or she lacked the capacity to determine what to do with the property. No matter the reason behind the litigation, our experienced lawyers are here to help with any issues that must be addressed, including:

  • Helping beneficiaries or executors find common ground in disputes over property passed down under a will
  • Assisting with or requesting an accounting of trust assets
  • Distributing property according to trust guidelines
  • Litigating any disputes connected to a trust or other estate planning document

Disputes regarding the estate or trust of a loved one often involve disagreements between family members, making these extremely emotional cases. Our attorneys can handle all these issues on your behalf, limiting some of the stress you may experience as a result of the claim.

Schedule Your Free Consultation

You may feel pressure to abandon your claim for the sake of your family, but make sure that you explore all your options before making a decision. Relinquishing your claim could make it impossible to assert your rights in the future. Call our office today at 415-985-2111 or send us an email to arrange a time that works for you. The Law Office of David C. Winton assists clients with their estate planning needs from Novato, Petaluma, San Rafael, the San Francisco Bay area, Sacramento, and the I-80 corridor, including Lake Tahoe.

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