Trust Contests

Experienced, Effective Attorneys In Trust Contest Matters

Establishing a trust is a major decision, and trusts often reflect deeply personal values and choices. When forming a trust, the creator must have full knowledge of how their specific trust will operate. If someone misleads the trust creator, manipulates the trust administrator or forms a fraudulent trust, it can impact families in numerous emotional and financial ways.

The attorneys at Hinojosa & Forer LLP understand that a decision to move forward with a trust contest can be difficult and time-consuming. However, our decades of experience in estate and trust litigation will be valuable. In these sensitive cases, we will work with you to make sure that your loved one’s true wishes are respected.

Reasons To Contest Trust Formation Or Administration

Common reasons for initiating trust contests include:

  • Claims of undue influence, such as if a beneficiary pressured the trustor to make certain decisions that benefited the beneficiary
  • Claims of lack of capacity
  • Claims of fraud
  • Claims of forgery, lack of execution or other legal problems with the document itself
  • Claims of breach of fiduciary duty

We know what information we will need to properly assess whether your claim has potential. Alternatively, if you seek representation in defense against a claim, we can analyze whether the other party’s claim lacks merit. Once we are satisfied with the validity – or invalidity – of a claim, our attorneys will work toward resolving this matter.

Rely On A Leading Firm For Trust And Estate Disputes

We are one of the leading firms for disputes involving trusts, and we represent clients in all aspects of trust and estate litigation. In fact, U.S. News & World Report has ranked our firm as “Tier 1” for the Los Angeles metro area in trust and estate litigation.

If you have legal questions about trusts, are considering seeking to invalidate a trust or an amendment to trust, or are seeking representation in connection with defending a trust or trust amendment, we are ready to assist you. Contact our California firm to schedule a meeting with our experienced lawyers. You may send an email or call 310-893-0309.