Savvy Representation In Trust And Probate Litigation

Whenever a dispute arises regarding a Trust or an estate being probated, an experienced lawyer should be consulted. Even if you have an understanding of estate planning matters, when the situation progresses to litigation, it is time to get competent and knowledgeable help.

At the Vista, California, office of Steven S. Alkema, Attorney at Law, we use nearly 20 years of experience when confidently going into court to handle probate and trust matters. Attorney Steven S. Alkema is a skilled litigator who articulates our clients' positions in a way that allows a judge to fully understand our side of the case. Along with our staff, Mr. Alkema is able to represent clients in a range of Trust and Probate disputes, including:

  • Disputes regarding the validity of a Trust or Amendment
  • Disputes regarding no contest clauses
  • Claims that gifts are invalid
  • Actions filed to remove a fiduciary or executor
  • Allegations of breach of fiduciary duty or inappropriate handling of assets
  • Claims that property is incorrectly titled
  • Allegations of improper Trust transfers

Handling Will Contests

Many of the issues that arise in the area of Trust and Probate litigation involve Wills. Beneficiaries may be disputing the terms of the Will, the assets involved or the distribution of the assets. An individual may be upset that he or she received nothing from the estate according to the Will and wishes to challenge the validity of the Will. Regardless of the side of the case you are on, challenging the Will or defending the estate from a challenge, we can advise you of the best possible approach to the case and the potential outcomes.

Have A Knowledgeable Litigator On Your Side In Probate Court

Lawsuits and claims are serious business. Have a serious lawyer on your side. Call our office today at 760-659-3309, or contact us online to schedule a free 30-minute consultation.