Probate and Trust Litigation | Patterson Law Firm

Probate & Trust Litigation

Will and Trust Contests/Litigations

PROBATE AND TRUST LITIGATION

Disputes over a departed loved one’s assets are emotional, stressful and Patterson Law firm resolves them quickly, efficiently and effectively. Our probate and trust litigation experts have been helping the people of Orange County reach positive resolutions regarding wills and trusts for over 25 years.

Probate litigation occurs when there is a dispute over a will or the management of an estate. Common reasons for these disputes include:

  • Allegations that a person inappropriately influenced the deceased to gain better standing in the will
  • Allegations that the creator of the will lacked mental capacity at the time the will was drafted
  • Disputes also arise when wills are improperly prepared and the language is ambiguous. No matter what reason for the dispute, our attorneys have the courtroom experience to see that your loved one’s final wishes are carried out appropriately.

Trust litigation can arise over disputes about the nature of the trust itself. This is commonly associated with accusations of mismanagement of a trust by the trustee.

Whether a trustee refuses to distribute the assets within the trust, does not administer the trust at all or fails to make annual accountings of the trust’s assets, our lawyers are prepared to go to trial to resolve all trust disputes.