Probate brought by a trustee
It’s not always a beneficiary that initiates litigation. A trustee can decide that it’s wise to bring a trust through the probate process as well. In some cases, bringing a trust into the probate process can protect beneficiaries.
Sending a trust through formal probate allows the trustee to provide legal notice to anyone who might have a claim against the trust. Then, if they don’t file an action against the estate within a certain period of time, they lose their chance. If a trustee thinks that there might be outstanding claims against the estate, choosing probate can be an effective way to protect creditors in the long run.
Why work with an attorney?
If you’re facing a trust litigation issue, an experienced trust litigation attorney can help you evaluate your case. Their guidance can help you make good decisions as you consider your next steps. Ultimately, your goal is to advance your interests and achieve justice as quickly and efficiently as possible. An experienced attorney can help you make sure that you navigate the issues in your case in an effective way.
When court actions are necessary, they prepare pleadings, evidence and arguments in a way that’s convincing and in a way that complies with California law. Not only does a trust litigation attorney need to know estate planning, but the basics of trust litigation require an attorney to know how to effectively litigate a case. There might be evidentiary hearings in your case. Your attorney needs the experience of both an estate planning attorney and a seasoned trial lawyer. This experience can make a difference when it comes to meeting your objectives. Working with an experienced trust litigation attorney can also take the pressure off as you face what’s already a challenging time.
Why work with us?
At The Elisha Law Firm, each of our clients receives aggressive representation and personal service. While we know the basics of trust litigation, we also know that no two cases are alike. That means we don’t have a one-size-fits-all approach to trust litigation. When you’re likely to succeed in court, we methodically prepare your case with enthusiasm, so that we advocate for you to the fullest extent of the law.
When the court isn’t likely to rule your way, we give you honest information, and then we help you brainstorm for other ways to meet your objectives.
If you have a trust question or if you’re facing another estate planning issue, let’s talk. We’re here to answer all of your questions and help you make a plan for success. Please call us today.