Bring A Will Contest Or Defend Your Loved One’s Will Or Trust
You may find yourself on either side of a legal challenge of a trust or will after a loved one’s death:
- You are named as a beneficiary (or believe you should have been named as a beneficiary), and you believe something is wrong with the will…OR…
- You are an executor (personal representative) or trustee and someone else — a beneficiary, a creditor or someone who was omitted as a beneficiary — claims that the will should be considered invalid.
Regardless of your position in a fight over an estate and a will/trust, you need qualified legal counsel as soon as possible. Some will contests can be prevented before they get off the ground or resolved quickly through negotiations or mediation. Others carry high stakes and strongly opposing perspectives — and consequently end up before a judge.
Will contests are not uncommon but they are difficult to win. A skillful analysis of the inheritance disputes under question is an essential first step.
I, attorney Amy Gostanian, am the founder and lead attorney of the Gostanian Law Group in Newport Beach. I am an experienced probate litigator. Along with the other lawyers of the Gostanian Law Group, I am available to evaluate your case carefully. If your case is viable, we are prepared to zealously represent you with the goal of protecting your rights and interests.
What Are Typical Grounds For A Will/Trust Contest?
Successful will contests often allege one of the following about the creator of the will:
- They lacked testamentary capacity.
- They were unduly influenced or persuaded by someone to write the will a certain way.
Other grounds for contesting a will include:
- A newer will/trust document exists that supercedes the one in question.
- The document in question was not executed in accordance with the California Probate Code.
- The will/trust was valid in one state but not in the state where the person died or the state of their legal residence.
Attorneys Skilled At Protecting Beneficiary Rights, Contesting And Defending Wills, Trusts And More
Request a free, initial 30-minute consultation at the Gostanian Law Group to determine whether there is a basis to contest a will or trust. Call 866-330-0578 or email us to set up an initial consultation regarding a potential will contest or other trust and estate litigation matter.
Contingency fee arrangements may be available depending upon the facts of your case.
Such determination can only be made after an initial consultation.