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Trust litigation in California

Trust litigation can be complicated, especially if the case involves a high net worth trust. Because a lot can be at stake for the parties involved, these matters are best handled by a California trust litigation attorney who has a significant amount of trial experience.

When it comes to trust litigation matters, there are two primary types of cases that attorneys regularly handle: breach of fiduciary duty matters and trust contests.

Breach of fiduciary duty matters usually relate to the obligation of trustees to follow the terms of the trust. Trustees must act in accordance with the trust's best interests, prevent conflicts of interests, manage the trust's assets appropriately, treat beneficiaries fairly and fulfill numerous other obligations. When a trustee fails to perform these duties, beneficiaries are entitled to seek legal action against the trustee.

Trust contests relate to the validity of a trust. Ultimately, these actions seek to invalidate a trust, which could result in the assets of the trust being dispensed to other potential heirs -- for example, heirs who benefited from a previous estate plan. The validity of a trust might be challenged, for example, by claiming that the trust grantor was not of sound mind when the trust was created.

At Law Office of Jeffrey B. Pape, P.C., we represent beneficiaries, trustees and trusts and all manner of trust litigation matters. We have an extensive amount of trial experience in this area of the law. If you are currently in need of legal counsel relating to the trust litigation case, our attorneys are available to discuss your case with you in a free, no obligation, first-time consultation.

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