Trust and Estate Litigation

Relieving The Burden of Trust and Estate Disputes

There are a variety of issues and disputes that could arise after a loved one dies or during their incapacitation — most of which require you to take your case to probate court. As you are already handling the emotional, psychological and financial challenges of a loved one’s death, the last thing you need is more legal trouble. But to protect your interests and the security of your family, you may have no other choice.

LifePath Law, APC, understands what is at stake and offers strong and knowledgeable representation to resolve your estate matter as quickly and favorably as we can. Backed by years of estate law experience and led by an attorney whose career began in civil litigation, we can help relieve the stress of litigation so you can focus on what truly matters during this difficult time.

A Record Of Success In Estate Litigation

Our attorneys have a great deal of experience in California probate courts and are backed by talented paralegal support. We have achieved success for trustees, executors, beneficiaries and others in tense litigation involving:

  • Will and trust contests
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Fraud or undue influence
  • Financial elder abuse
  • Beneficiary rights
  • Gifts to caregivers or other disqualified transferees
  • Creditors’ claims

These issues are at the forefront of the probate process and are often the only thing standing in the way of your grieving process. When your loved one dies, the last thing you should worry about is going to probate court. Let us worry about the legal challenges so you can focus on the emotional ones.

Allowing You To Focus On The Grieving Process

While an estate or trust litigation lawyer is the last thing you want, it may be what you need. We work closely with you to make this process as painless as we can, and we are particularly sensitive to how this affects every member of your family.

To discuss your case with a trusted attorney, call our Sacramento office at 916-231-0688 for a free initial phone consultation, or reach out online to get started. Together, we can move past this.

Resolving Your Probate Court Matter

While losing a loved one brings families together to mourn, it also ushers in uncertainty. Along with sadness or hurt feelings, unresolved family issues abound.

Those left behind are responsible to figure out how to transfer or inherit property from the person who died. Sometimes family members have a right to inherit, and other times they do not.

At LifePath Law, APC, we probate wills as well as open probate for families who cannot find a will. We provide agile representation for our clients in contested probate issues and we litigate contested trust matters.

Because the probate court often orders alternative dispute resolution and mediation, we also provide alternative dispute resolution and mediation services for our clients. Informal settlements are available.

While mediation is often used in probate litigation and estate contests in California, if opposing counsel is unwilling to mediate, we are prepared to go to court on your behalf.

Specific Experience In Estate Litigation

At LifePath Law, APC, our Sacramento practice is concentrated on estate law matters. When you need a lawyer, we offer solid legal services cultivated by our successful record in trust and estate litigation.

We understand the high stakes and pressure you are under while facing questions about your future now absent your loved one.

Sometimes the best way forward is with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney. Contact LifePath Law, APC, when need help with:

  • Trust and will contests — When the information found on the trust is not what the deceased wanted
  • Breach of fiduciary duty — When the trustee is not giving information as requested
  • Misappropriation of funds by the fiduciary
  • Failure to account — When the trustee is failing to carry out required duties
  • Self-dealing by fiduciary — Unjust enrichment, abuse of power

Serving Rocklin, Roseville, Granite Bay and Sacramento, LifePath Law, APC, can help you alleviate the distress that comes with estate litigation. Call our office for a complimentary phone consultation at 916-231-0688. If you prefer, you may contact us online.

Contact Us Today

We at LifePath Law, APC, believe in providing services in a way that clients can easily understand and meaningfully participate in designing and maintaining their estate plan for their loved ones, as well as be assured that their plan will be administered according to their wishes.