Orange County Trust Litigation Attorney
Los Angeles — Riverside — San Bernardino — Orange County
A trustee owes many fiduciary duties in the administration of the trust. The trustee must put the interests of the beneficiaries above all other considerations, except adherence to the trustee's duties under the law.
In some trust situations however, beneficiaries allege malfeasance on the part of a trustee. Most frequently, these involve allegations of inadequate or irregular distributions of funds. Other allegations can involve mismanagement of trust assets, illegal disposal of trust assets, diversion of assets to the trustee, undue influence, and conflicts of interest in the management of the trust.
Joel F. Pipes & Associates is an experienced trust litigation law firm. If you have reason to believe that your trust has been mismanaged or that the trustees have not upheld their duties, we would like to talk with you.
Call us for a free consultation. A lawyer at our firm can explain your rights and how we may be able to resolve the trust dispute in your favor.
How We Can Help
The principal of our firm has practiced in the areas of estate planning, trust litigation, and probate litigation for over 42 years. Having created numerous trusts and litigated many trust and estate contest cases, we understand trust law and the legal responsibilities of trustees. We know what can go wrong in a trust, and when it does, how to investigate and pursue trust contest cases.
Remedies in such cases depend on the nature of the malfeasance and the goals of the beneficiary. Our firm can seek to:
- Obtain a full and objective accounting of the trust's activities
- Compel distribution of trust funds in accordance with the provisions of the trust
- Remove one or more trustees
By its nature, trust litigation is generally complex. Our firm has the knowledge, experience, and resources needed to successfully pursue and defend all types of trust litigation in California. In representing you, Joel F. Pipes & Associates will work to secure and protect your rights and interests at all times.
For a free initial consultation with a trust litigation lawyer at Joel F. Pipes & Associates, contact us online. Located in Newport Beach, we serve clients in Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, and throughout California and across the nation.