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Probate

Probate Lawyers with Decades of Experience in Riverside County

Estate Litigation in Riverside, San Bernardino & Rancho Cucamonga

Schlecht, Shevlin & Shoenberger, A Law Corporation is an estate planning, estate administration, and probate litigation law firm in Riverside County, California. If you need representation for a probate dispute, our attorneys can protect your interests and enforce your legal rights.

What is Probate?

Probate is the process by which the California courts transfer a decedent’s assets to heirs and beneficiaries, account for the decedent’s outstanding financial responsibilities, and determine whether or not he or she has a valid will.

Avoiding the Probate Process

You may be familiar with the phrase, “avoiding probate.” In a nutshell, this means using wills, trusts and other legal documents to craft an estate plan that resolves all estate-related issues outside of the traditional courtroom process. Avoiding probate typically saves time, is less expensive, allows for more privacy, and generally favors the interests of all parties involved. At Schlecht, Shevlin & Shoenberger, A Law Corporation, our team of estate planning attorneys – led by a Bar-Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law – uses sophisticated techniques to plan clients’ estates and avoid probate.

Of course, not everyone dies with an estate plan, and many estate plans fail to avoid unnecessary probate. When this occurs, it is not uncommon for parties to dispute the outcome of the probate process.

Savvy and Cost-Effective Representation for Probate Litigation

Schlecht, Shevlin & Shoenberger, A Law Corporation has been representing individuals in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties in probate litigation since 1951. Our attorneys have handled more than 850 petitions on behalf of our clients.

From being left out of a will to asserting that an executor has mismanaged your loved one’s estate, there are numerous reasons why someone might need to file a lawsuit during the probate process. In the event of a dispute during the administration of a loved one’s estate, our attorneys have the knowledge, experience and advocacy skills to successfully represent your interests. Our areas of representation include:

  • Challenges regarding the validity of a will, including allegations of lack of testamentary capacity, fraud, coercion, undue influence, or improper execution
  • Representation of executors, trustees, and conservators
  • Claims by beneficiaries
  • Claims of breach of fiduciary duty
  • Disputes over accountings
  • Disputes over estate management
  • Family disputes

Regardless of your situation, if you find yourself facing a probate dispute in Riverside County or elsewhere in Central or Southern California, our attorneys can help you protect your interests and move on with your life.

Speak with a Probate Litigation Attorney at Schlecht, Shevlin & Shoenberger, A Law Corporation

For more information about probate litigation or the probate process, please call 760-320-7161 or contact us online today.

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