Pasadena Probate Attorneys – Pasadena Trust Litigation Attorneys
At Terzian Law Partners, APC, we represent clients in Trust and Probate Litigation cases involving the following:
- Trust litigation and Will Contests
- Claims against fiduciaries, removal of trustees
- Resolving competency disputes
- Guardianship and Conservatorship Disputes
- Asset ownership disputes
- Business and partnership issues
- The resolution of issues concerning the debtors and/or creditors of an estate in probate court
- Appeals of judgments and orders in probate court
While our main goal is to help you resolve your probate dispute on favorable terms as quickly and thoroughly as possible, our extensive litigation experience means that your case will benefit from the close attention of attorneys who practice in probate court frequently.
Pasadena Probate Attorney: Probate is a proceeding in which the courts oversee the transfer of assets in an estate to its beneficiaries. With a few exceptions, assets outside of a trust, even if in a will, must go through probate before distribution to a decedent’s heirs.
If the decedent left a will, the assets are distributed according to its terms. If the decedent has not left any documents dictating the distribution of his or her estate, assets will be distributed according to the state’s intestate laws.
The probate process can be costly, frustrating and confusing. Coupled with the emotional toll of losing your loved one, the probate process is that much more difficult. Through our experience, knowledge and compassion, we will make the probate process as understandable and stress-free as possible. Remember, if court filings and paperwork are not accurately completed, the probate process will move significantly slower. In addition because obligations and fiduciary duties come with administering an estate, it is wise to allow experienced attorneys to handle court filings and complex legal matters, in order to carry out the process as efficiently and economically possible.
If you are the executor of a will or have been nominated by the decedent’s heirs to administer his or her estate, call us today so that we can assist you through the probate process.
CONTEST A WILL OR TRUST-CONTINGENCY ARRANGEMENTS
Have you been wrongfully written out of a trust or will of a loved one? Were you or a loved one taken advantage of, preventing you from getting what is rightfully yours?
Get your case evaluation started today if you want to contest a will or trust.
As our population ages and more and more people are relying on their inheritance to guide them through their retirement years, estate disputes are on the rise. Our unique blend of experience in both real estate and business law, allows us to aggressively and effectively represent clients with respect to estate litigation, which most often involves complexities in both areas of law.
Because a beneficiary may not have the resources to fund legal fees on an hourly basis, Terzian Law Partners often represents individuals who have been written out of estates on a contingency basis. Unfortunately, for many wrongfully disinherited individuals, it is cost-prohibitive to hire an attorney to contest a will and/or trust. However, a contingency based fee arrangement helps to cure this inequity. Under a contingency fee arrangement, the attorney only gets paid if the beneficiary obtains some form of monetary recovery from the estate. We find that this arrangement helps bolster the attorney/client relationship. Rather than bill hourly and drag cases out, attorneys working on a contingency share the same goal as the client; to efficiently and economically obtain the fairest result possible.
With a growing number of individuals being written out of their inheritance, estate litigation will be on the rise in the coming years. Would-be beneficiaries who have been wrongfully disinherited should have an opportunity to prove their cases without having to spend thousands of dollars to do so. We take pride in being the preeminent Pasadena Probate Attorneys.