Probate Litigation

Los Angeles Probate Litigation Lawyers

Two-thirds of Americans die without a will. When this happens, their families often must go through a long probate process and many become involved in probate litigation.

Probate litigation also occurs when a will and/or trust exists, but family members, beneficiaries or potential beneficiaries disagree over whether or not the will is valid, the way it was written, persons left out of the will, undue influence, duress, capacity and leaving a loved one out of the will or trust.

The Law Office of Hugh Duff Robertson P.C., in Los Angeles, represents Californians and clients all over the world in matters of estate and trust litigation. We use years of experience and in-depth knowledge of the laws on probate litigation to help you achieve results. Our goal is to try to reduce the costs of litigation by helping you make smart and effective decisions that protect your rights.

If you are struggling with a legal problem — like an inheritance dispute — or if you want to create a will, call the Law Office of Hugh Duff Robertson P.C. at 310-824-0467.

There are many reasons that families argue over inheritance. Will contests usually involve many issues. Listed below are some of the issues:

  • Did the person lack the proper capacity to make a will?
  • Did someone unduly influence the writing of the will?
  • Was the will properly executed — written and signed?
  • Was the signature forged?

If you or your family disagree over a will or the disposition of an estate, talk to an experienced attorney about your rights and possible probate litigation. Talking to a lawyer is a smart way to learn your options.

Minimizing the Risk of Probate Litigation

Working with an experienced attorney to create a solid estate plan can help prevent a trust or will contest. At the Los Angeles law offices of the Law Office of Hugh Duff Robertson P.C., we work closely with our clients to protect their interests by drafting estate planning documents that take into account our clients’ personal situations and comply with state and federal laws. In doing so, we help preserve their estate and prevent discord between beneficiaries in the future.

To learn more about the law on probate, please see our Probate and Estate Administration Information Center.

Contact the Law Office of Hugh Duff Robertson P.C.

To schedule a consultation about probate litigation with the lawyers at the Law Office of Hugh Duff Robertson P.C., call us at 310-824-0467 or complete our online form.