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Blog Posts About Contested Wills

Under California Probate Code section 21700 a Decedent can make an enforceable oral contract to make a California Will or California Trust. Here’s how this situation usually arises. There is an older family member—we’ll call him Tom—who needs some additional care for the last few years of his life. Tom…

What happens when the Trustee of your parents’ Trust treats you poorly? Perhaps the Trustee does not return your phone calls, or he/she doesn’t give you copies of the Trust, or he/she refuses to provide you any information about the Trust assets. What is a trust beneficiary to do under…

Trust and Will Contests in Probate Court Traditionally Trust and Will beneficiaries who have been written out of their parents’, family members’, or friends’ Trust or Will were limited to filing a Trust Contest or a Will Contest in a Bay Area Probate Court of the county where the parent,…

So you want to contest a parent’s Will? You better be ready to argue (and support with evidence) one of the following grounds: Lack of Capacity. To create a San Diego Will, you need to know (1) the nature of your property—a brief description will do—(2) your relation to family…