Are you facing a heated dispute regarding the estate of a loved one? Probate litigation is the type of legal dispute that occurs when there is a disagreement over the allocation of a decedent’s estate. Unfortunately, controversies can often arise as the result of unclear or ambiguous wills and trusts – such action can take the form of will contestations or challenges to a trust. The Los Angeles lawyers at Velasco Law Group specialize in probate and trust litigation. We are dedicated to helping our clients by taking the time to understand their unique family issues and by developing customized legal strategies. We fight to help you get results while remaining sensitive to the complicated and emotional nature of probate and trust cases. If you’re experiencing such a disagreement and are in need of highly qualified legal counsel, please don’t hesitate to contact us HERE.
The probate process can be time-consuming, frustrating, and expensive, which is why we recommend utilizing our legal team for optimal assistance when it comes to comprehensive probate services, executor representation, and the administration of an estate. When family members, beneficiaries, or potential beneficiaries disagree over the validity of whether a will is being interpreted properly or even valid at all, is a common instance in which probate litigation becomes necessary. There are a few circumstances which could end in lawsuits, including disinherited heirs and questions about the role of duress or capacity of the deceased. Another example might occur in a blended family; if a family member feels as though they’ve been overlooked in a will or he or she has unfairly received less than other beneficiaries, probate litigation may come into play. When a personal representative also doubles as a beneficiary there may also be legitimate concern over possible conflicts of interest; such conflicts may only be remedied through legal action.
Probate litigation is a unique area of law; it has its own set of rules, restrictions, and guidelines that vary by state. Therefore, a Los Angeles probate litigation lawyer is often a necessity. As with any dispute, mediation is an ideal first step before litigation. At Velasco Law Group we are adept at handling both mediation and litigation. We know the strain that estate litigation can put on a family unit, so while we work for the best interests of our clients, we simultaneously work with the intention of reducing familial strife.