The Sterling Law Group

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California Trust Estate or Probate Litigation

Experienced North County San Diego Trust Litigation and Estate Dispute Resolution Lawyer

Estates and Trusts can present complex legal issues. It is hard enough to work through the loss of a loved one, and it is especially trying when disputes arise between family members and children when an estate is being administered, or in probate matters. The commonality of blended families and children from previous marriages can easily lead to misunderstandings, and in some cases disputes pertaining to large sums of money.

Are you concerned about how a loved one’s assets or money are being divided by an executor of the estate? Are you concerned about undue influence over an elderly family member, or that they were taken advantage of financially? Are you located outside of the State of California and need a trusted legal partner to watch over your interests in an estate or Trust?

At The Sterling Law Group, our experienced trust, probate and estate administration litigation experience spans more than 20 years throughout southern California. Randall Sterling is a compassionate, responsive and proven attorney who will gain a thorough understanding of your unique situation and help to preserve and protect your interests and legal rights.

Probate Litigation and Trust Litigation Services

There are two perspectives in probate or trust litigation matters: The beneficiary, and the Executor or Trustee. The beneficiary can be a spouse, child, grandchild, friend or loved one of the decedent. Disputes can arise over many issues associated with the disposition of a will or assets after death including:

  • Abuse of Assets by a Step Parent
  • Unfair Influence, Exploitation or Financial Abuse of the Elderly
  • Disposing of Assets by Executor or Trustee Without Obtaining Fair Value (Or Collusion With Another Party)
  • Failure of an Executor or Trustee to Meet their Fiduciary Responsibilities and Duties
  • Protection of Beneficiary Interests Outside of the State of California
  • Will Challenges
  • Challenges to Family Businesses or Succession
  • Real Estate or Private Property (Antiques, Collections, Motor Vehicles) Valuation and Disposition
  • Challenging or Replacing an Executor or Trustee

If you are the executor of an estate, or a trustee you may not have been aware of the extensive personal and financial liabilities to which you are now exposed. Have you been accused of mishandling and estate or trust? Are you concerned with the responsibilities of your role and the scope of the work you must accomplish?

Your fiduciary duties can feel overwhelming, and at times present complex challenges and reporting requirements. There are deadlines to be met as well as tough decisions to work through and tax ramifications to consider. The estate or trust almost always provides you with the funds you need to obtain counsel from an experienced probate or trust attorney.

Contact an Experienced California Probate and Trust Litigation Attorney Today

Protect your legal and financial interests, and regain your peace of mind. At the Sterling Law Group, you have direct access to an attorney with more than 23 years experience in probate, trust, estate and litigation matters. Randall Sterling will meet with you personally to gain a comprehensive understanding of your unique circumstances. He will help you to understand the options available to you, and work to resolve the legal issues you are facing.

To arrange an initial free consultation with a San Diego County probate, estate and trust lawyer, please call The Sterling Law Group at 858-376-1728 or you can reach the firm by e-mail at your convenience. Evening and weekend are appointments available.