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Probate & Trust Litigation

Probate & Trust Litigation

Whether a loved one has left you a part of his or her estate as an inheritance or has made you the executor of the estate, it is important to get legal counsel to help you through the complicated probate process. An Orange County probate services attorney at the Citadel Law Corporation can explain probate law and offer comprehensive probate services to determine the validity of the will and begin the process of distribution of assets. Our lawyers bring to your case years of probate experience and solid expertise in probate law. Without expert legal guidance on your side, you are at risk of having your rights violated. Call an estate planning lawyer at our firm for legal advice that helps you attain your objectives. The probate lawyers at our firm can help with the following procedures:


What is probate? Receipt of probate is the first step in the legal process of administering the estate of a deceased person, resolving the claims, and distributing the deceased person’s property under a will. There are a number of procedures to follow and several forms to fill out when you want to file a probate petition. Seek the help of a probate lawyer to help you fill out these forms and complete the other formalities.


When there are disputes between executors and beneficiaries, or questions that need to be answered, a probate attorney can provide beneficiaries with probate help. Similarly, the executor of the estate may also want to understand his or her rights under probate laws, and an attorney can help


When an heir believes that the will does not accurately represent the wishes of the deceased, he may want to contest the will. Similarly, a person who believes that he should have been included in the bill can also contest the will in certain circumstances. If you want information about a probate guardianship case, visit our Guardianship section.


The spouse of the deceased in California can go ahead with the process of transferring assets without going through probate court by filing a spousal petition. Speak to an Orange County probate lawyer about filing a spousal petition to go ahead with the transfer of assets after the death of your spouse


A Heggstad petition is one that allows assets to be included in a trust, even when they have not been transferred during the person’s lifetime.


An Orange County probate attorney at the Citadel Law can bring to your case more than 25 years of experience in estate planning and probate services. We have represented clients in the Orange County and Los Angeles areas, and across Southern California.

Call 949-852-8181 to receive more probate information and to to speak to a lawyer at our firm today.

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