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Mission Viejo
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Probate Litigation

What Is Probate Litigation?

Probate is the legal process by which a person’s debts are paid and assets are distributed upon his or her death. Attorneys refer to the entity that owns the decedent’s assets until those assets are distributed as an “estate.” While many probate matters flow smoothly through the court system, some generate disputes resulting in litigation.

When litigation or the threat of litigation occurs during the probate process, turn to us.

When a probate case turns into a probate litigation case, a skilled probate litigation attorney is needed to deal with the complex legal issues.

Who We Represent

We represent beneficiaries, executors and administrators by applying our knowledge of California estate law to protect our clients’ rights and claims. The proper distribution of estates is a complex and time consuming process. Sometimes, there are disagreements concerning distribution of property and the true intentions of the deceased. You may be entitled to part of an estate, or a larger share of the estate, but have been denied your share. If litigation or the threat of litigation occurs during the estate distribution process, we will handle any litigation of the estate.

We represent estate beneficiaries and administrators or executors in California estate litigation to protect your rights and claims. We also represent executors, personal representatives, and administrators of estates accused of breaching their fiduciary duty. We know what strategies and tactics work best when defending against these claims.

Will Contests And Much More

Some the matters we handle in this area include:

  • Contested wills resulting from lack of capacity, undue influence, fraud, duress or coercion
  • Breach of fiduciary duties
  • Estate administration issues
  • Executor and administration issues
  • Representation of executors, administrators or trustees

Call The Law Offices Of Jeffrey T. Vanderveen at 760-643-4044 or 949-380-8440 or email me to set up a consultation.

Practice Areas

Criminal Cases

Drug Offense

Capital Market

Divorce and Family Law

Transportation law

Worker Compensation

Capital Market

Practice Areas We Specialize In

Many people who do not deal with lawyers very often hesitate to contact a law firm out of fear of high costs or unfamiliar processes. Rest assured that more than 30 years of experience has given me the confidence and tools needed to address your issues efficiently and cost-effectively.

Estate Planning

Probate administration, will contests, guardianships

Trust And Probate Litigation

 Breach of fiduciary duties, conservatorships

Business Law

 Formation, operating agreements, business dissolution

Schedule a free consultation Today

Learn about what I can do to help you face your legal challenge such as bringing a will contest or defending a will from litigation. I am confident that after an initial consultation, you will take away valuable information and advice with clear ideas on how to address your matter effectively.