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“I am very glad that I found Albertson & Davidson to help me through my legal battle regarding my father’s trust. ... This legal firm truly works as a team, both internally and with their clients. They were receptive to all of my questions and input, and they consulted with each other to reach what I feel was the best possible outcome.”
— Jennifer Fitzpatrick
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2173 Salk Ave.
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Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Carlsbad Estate Attorneys

Are you an abused Carlsbad Trust or Will beneficiary? If a Trust or Will was changed to disinherit you from a family member’s estate, assets were diverted from an estate prior to a loved-one’s death, or you are suffering at the hands of a bad Trustee, then you are being abused and you should know that it’s not right. You are not alone, it happens quite often unfortunately.

Maybe your parent left you out of a Trust or Will after years of telling you that the estate would be given equally to the children. You assume this will happen without giving it much thought, until it’s too late. Your parent dies and you discover the Trust or Will was changed recently to exclude you or substantially reduce your share. You know it’s not fair, but now what?

You have a right to protect yourself from abuse. If you are an abused Carlsbad beneficiary, you have rights that can be enforced in court to protect you, but it is up to you to stand up and enforce your legal rights.

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Our Carlsbad estate litigation team has the legal knowledge and experience honed from years of focus on this sensitive and complex area of law.

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elder couple receiving litigation help from albertson and davidson law firmIt’s all so confusing

Will, Trust, joint tenancy, deeds, life insurance, pay-on-death accounts, probate; it’s all so confusing? When family assets are taken from a Carlsbad elder, it’s hard to know where to start.

Our California Trust and Will laws are a complicated patchwork of rules that have no interrelation to one another whatsoever. It’s like playing different board games. For example, the game of Monopoly has nothing to do with the game of Battleship; they are different games with different rules that operate independent of one another.

The same is true of Carlsbad Trusts and Wills. They may seem similar, but they operate under different rules that have no interrelation. And it gets even more complicated when you have assets held in joint tenancy, beneficiary designations (as with life insurance and retirement accounts), pay-on-death accounts, and so on; each asset operates under its own set of rules.

If you want to challenge how assets pass at death, you may have to bring multiple lawsuits against multiple asset transfers. Suing to set aside a Will has no affect on Trust assets. Suing to set aside a Trust has no affect on Will assets. Each asset may have to be challenged with a different lawsuit depending on how that asset is held, how it transfers, to whom it transfers, and so on.


Abused Beneficiary


Elder Financial Abuse


Contesting a Trust & Will

What We Do

If you are facing a battle over a California trust, will, probate proceeding, or wrongful death, you don’t have to go it alone. Our experienced trust and will litigation lawyers are here to help. Let your problem become our problem.

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Trustee Theft


Trust Accounting


Wrongful Death Litigation

What We Do

If you are facing a battle over a California trust, will, probate proceeding, or wrongful death, you don’t have to go it alone. Our experienced trust and will litigation lawyers are here to help. Let your problem become our problem.

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Carlsbad Trust and Will Inheritance Lawyers

The death of a family member or loved one is one of the most stressful events a person can experience. Unfortunately, that stress is often amplified by disagreements over the deceased individual’s final wishes and what they’ve left behind.

At Albertson & Davidson LLP, our Carlsbad trust and will attorneys know how to navigate these sensitive situations, and we also know how to fight to secure the outcomes our clients deserve. Our firm focuses on the complex field of trust and will inheritance litigation, so our clients can rest easy in the knowledge that we know what we’re doing. We stand, we fight, and we win.

Resolution can be yours with an experienced Trust and Will litigation law firm

Experience counts in Trust and Will lawsuits. To navigate the complex web of Trust and Will laws in court takes a coherent strategy. A solid plan well executed is key in asserting your rights. Whether you are fighting to overturn a Trust or Will, or fighting against a bad Trustee, you need a clear path forward. Without a good strategy, your case can languish in the court system for years and never reach resolution.

You have rights, you only need to stand up for yourself and enforce those rights. We are here to stand by you, fight for you, and succeed with you. We have helped hundreds of clients find the best resolution for their Trust or Will contest, financial elder abuse claims, and enforcing rights against bad Trustees. How can we help you?

Directions to Our Office

Our Carlsbad office is conveniently located off the 5 Freeway at 2175 Salk Avenue, Suite 190, Carlsbad, California.  We handle cases in all areas of San Diego County. Our office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Albertson & Davidson, LLP
2173 Salk Ave, Suite 250
Carlsbad, CA 92008
United States

We also have offices in El Segundo, San Diego, Redwood City, Irvine, and San Francisco.



About Carlsbad

Carlsbad is a town of 115,000 people in the North County region of San Diego County. It was founded in the 1880s as a spa town, but today it’s better known for its coastline and boutique shopping. Over time it has become one of the wealthiest cities in California, due to its booming tourist industry and the large number of technology workers who live in the area. Nicknamed “The Village by the Sea,” it is located on the Pacific Coast, roughly 35 miles north of the city of San Diego.

Carlsbad is well known for its beautiful beaches, excellent surfing and biking, the giant flower fields at Carlsbad Ranch, and as the home of Legoland California. It played a major role in both the surfing and skateboarding booms in the 60s and 70s respectively, and was the site of the world’s first modern skatepark.

Carlsbad is also known for its many golf courses and connections to the golf industry—Titleist, Callaway Golf, and TaylorMade all have their headquarters in Carlsbad, and Aviara Golf Club is often ranked among the best golf resorts in America.

Carlsbad Hospitals

The general hospital in the Carlsbad area is Tri-City Medical Center, which serves the cities of Carlsbad, Oceanside, and Vista. Major hospitals in the surrounding area include Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, Palomar Medical Center Escondido and Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital.

Tri-City Medical Center
4002 Vista Way
Oceanside, CA 92056
(760) 724-8411

Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
354 Santa Fe Dr.
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 633-6501

Palomar Medical Center Escondido
2185 Citracado Parkway
Escondido, CA 92029
(442) 281-5000

Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital
200 Mercy Circle
Oceanside, CA 92058
(760) 725-1288

Carlsbad Courthouses

Our seasoned trust and will attorneys have years of experience working within the North County legal system. We know when to negotiate, when to stand firm, and when to fight. We have tried trust and estate cases in courthouses throughout California, including San Diego County. A partial list of the verdicts and settlements we have won for our clients can be found here.

The Superior Court North County Division, located in Vista, handles civil cases involving trusts and estates and probate cases. Carlsbad is under its purview, as is most of North County.

North County Superior Court
325 S Melrose Dr.
Vista, CA 92081
(760) 201-8600

Although our offices are located in Carlsbad, CA, our experienced attorneys represent clients from all over upper North County, including:

  1. The Carlsbad neighborhoods of Ocean Hills, Aviara, Carlsbad Village, Calavera Hills, and La Costa
  2. Oceanside – including the neighborhoods of San Luis Del Rey, Tri-City, Ivey Ranch, Mira Costa, Morro Hills
  3. San Marcos – including the neighborhoods of San Elijo Hills, Twin Oaks, Santa Fe Hills, and Richland
  4. Escondido – including the neighborhoods of South Boulevard, Eureka, and Vineyard
  5. Vista
  6. Encinitas
  7. Camp Pendleton