Probate, Will Contests and Other Litigation Matters

When a will functions the way it should in California, there is no confusion. Everyone knows how the wealth should be distributed and who should get what. However, there are times when someone disputes the trustee's or executor's interpretation of the will's directives. When that happens, you need an experienced probate attorney to defend your interests.

We are San Mateo County probate attorneys with more than 20 years of experience. We will represent your interests to make sure the will is executed fairly and appropriately. The Law Office of John Iaccarino represents trustees or beneficiaries in will contests. Contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.

Disputes Over Wealth Distribution

Probate refers to the court process of determining the distribution of wealth after someone dies. In many cases, a will does not need to go into probate, but when someone contests a will or if there was no will at all, the court needs to determine how the wealth is distributed.

We can represent you if you are a beneficiary or an executor involved in a probate dispute.

Beneficiaries

We have the experience to represent your interests regarding:

  • Will contests
  • Asset distribution
  • Breach of fiduciary duty claims against trustees
  • Administrator accounting
  • Keeping informed about trusts

Trustees and Executors

Being an executor or trustee is a demanding task. We can help you understand your rights and responsibilities, and help you fulfill your fiduciary duties regarding:

  • Creditor claims
  • Tax issues
  • Property distribution

Avoiding Probate

It is obviously much preferred to avoid probate altogether. In almost 25 years of practice, we have learned that the most effective way of avoiding probate litigation is through intelligent estate planning. Through the proper will and trust documents, communication is clear and there is less room for dispute, simplifying the process for everyone involved.

Contact Us at Our South San Francisco, California, Law Firm if You Suspect a Breach of Fiduciary Duty

If you are dealing with an estate that is going to probate, we can discuss your options and what we can do to help you. Either call our law firm or contact our lawyers online to schedule a free initial consultation.