Probate Litigators With Extensive Experience
After an individual’s death, the court proceeding for transferring the person’s assets and property other than by a trust or nonprobate transfer is called “Probate.” Complicated family dynamics can cause disputes. Hinojosa & Forer LLP is here to help navigate those family disputes toward resolution.
Our attorneys at Hinojosa & Forer LLP understand the sensitivity involved in disagreements between siblings, or in stepparent relationships, as well as the other special situations that may result in probate litigation. Some family members may be upset with the disposition of property detailed in the decedent’s estate plan if they are left out or receive a smaller share than other siblings. If there was a second marriage, the decedent’s children may dispute all or a portion of the estate that has been willed to a stepparent. They might question whether their parent’s second spouse had unduly influenced the decedent, such that the second spouse unduly benefited.
It is also common for family members to disagree about who should act as the personal representative. Our firm is experienced in assisting to resolve these matters, as well as disputes over a personal representative’s financial decisions while administering a probate estate. Perceptions of conflict of interest or an alleged breach may end up in litigation, particularly if the personal representative also is a beneficiary.
The attorneys at Hinojosa & Forer LLP have vast experience in a wide range of estate and probate litigation in California, including:
- Contesting or upholding the validity of an estate plan
- Allegations of fraud or undue influence
- Ownership disputes
- The choice of administrator or executor
- Division and distribution of assets
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Heirship petitions
Take The First Step Toward Resolution Of Your Probate Dispute
We have an understanding of probate litigation or trust litigation many firms in Los Angeles find difficult to match. The lawyers at Hinojosa & Forer LLP are dedicated to finding efficient and effective resolutions.