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Challenging A Will Or Trust

If your loved one has recently passed away, you may still be grieving and attempting to cope with the reality of his or her death. At the Mullin Law Firm, we understand that this is a difficult time. We also know that when family members or other parties begin to disagree regarding the assets and wishes of the deceased, it can make things even harder.

Contact the Mullin Law Firm in Concord and Walnut Creek, California, at 925-852-6014 if you are involved in a dispute over a will or trust. We will meet with you in a consultation and let you know what your options are.

When family members begin to fight over a will or trust, it’s time to obtain legal representation from an experienced litigator.

If you believe something is amiss in your loved one’s estate plan, it might be necessary to file an objection to the submissions of a will or trust to the probate court. However, if someone else is contesting your family member’s will or trust and you believe there are no grounds for a dispute, our lawyers can also represent you.

Reasons To Contest A Will Or Trust

When a will or trust is contested, the administration process comes to a standstill. There are many different scenarios that can result in a will or trust contest:

  • The deceased person’s capacity to make decisions relating to changes in the will or trust, such as who gets what property and other decisions, prior to his or her death could be in question.
  • A family member might suspect someone of manipulating the estate owner into making changes to a will or trust, known as undue influence or even fraud.
  • The validity of the will or trust could be in question — forgery might be alleged.

Is Your Loved One’s Estate Protected?

Contact our experienced estate litigation attorneys to protect your loved one’s rights and assets. Call 925-852-6014 or reach out online to discuss your circumstances and receive answers to your questions in a consultation.