Los Angeles Probate Litigation Attorney
Los Angeles — Riverside — San Bernardino — Orange County
Probate is the process of closing all of the financial affairs of a decedent and distributing the remaining assets of an estate according to the wishes of the decedent. The probate process can be complicated or simple, depending on the particular circumstances.
The executor of an estate has the responsibility for completing the probate process. During this process, disputes can arise among the beneficiaries of a will, or between the executor and the beneficiaries regarding the probate process.
Joel F. Pipes & Associates conducts and defends all types of probate litigation, including:
- Allegations of executor malfeasance
- Contested wills
- Lack of capacity of the decedent to write a will
- Undue influence in the writing or amendment of wills
- And others
In addition, our firm conducts and defends trust litigation and allegations of malfeasance by conservators.
Success in Probate Litigation Cases
Joel F. Pipes & Associates has a long and successful record of results in probate litigation, trust litigation, and cases involving fiduciary abuse and fraud. Using our knowledge of the law, our experience, and calling upon the services of skilled accountants and financial analysts when required, our lawyers will build a strong and persuasive case on your behalf. Our thorough case preparation often puts us in a position to negotiate a successful outcome, but we are always prepared to go to trial if necessary to protect our client's rights and interests.
Allegations of Executor Malfeasance
In most situations, real estate is an estate's single largest asset. Not surprisingly, the conveyance of a house or a delay in the sale of a property can result in an accusation of mismanagement against the executor. Other potential problems involve inadequate cataloging of assets and debts, disposition of personal or real property at below market rates, or misappropriation of assets or proceeds.
Whatever the basis for the allegation, Joel F. Pipes & Associates will energetically and forcefully make your case before a California court of law.
Joel F. Pipes & Associates represents executors and beneficiaries from California and out of state in probate litigation matters.
For a free initial consultation with an attorney at Joel F. Pipes & Associates, contact us online.