When a will functions the way it should in California, there is no confusion. Estate administration can be conducted in an orderly manner. Everyone knows how the wealth should be distributed and who should get what. If your loved one recently passed and you are confused about your family’s next steps, working with a probate attorney can help ensure your loved one’s wishes for distribution of their property and property is carried out. However, if your loved one did not have a will or an estate plan, California’s probate laws will determine how their assets with be distributed. There are times when heirs and beneficiaries will dispute 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. At The Law Office of John Iaccarino, in San Mateo County, you will find a skilled probate attorney with more than 25 years of experience of helping clients resolve conflicts. I will represent your interests to make sure the will is executed fairly and appropriately. I represent trustees or beneficiaries in will contests. Contact me 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. I can represent you if you are a beneficiary or an executor involved in a probate dispute.

Beneficiaries

I 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. I 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 more than two decades of practice, I 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 The Law Office of John Iaccarino If You Suspect A Breach Of Fiduciary Duty

If you are dealing with an estate that is going to probate, I will discuss your options and what I can do to help you. Call 707-230-1524 or contact me online to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer.