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Trust Litigation

Trust Law and Litigation Attorneys in Riverside County, California

Wills & Trusts Lawyers Serving Riverside, San Bernardino and Rancho Cucamonga

With significant assets and close family ties often hanging in the balance, trust litigation can be a trying and emotionally-charged process. If you are involved in a trust dispute, you need an experienced attorney who can help enforce your loved one’s intentions without breaking the bank, and without tearing apart the fabric of your family along the way.

Cost-Effective Representation for Trust Litigation in California

Schlecht, Shevlin & Shoenberger, A Law Corporation is an estate planning and trust litigation law firm in Riverside County, California. Our trust lawyers have decades of experience fighting on behalf of trustees, beneficiaries, and other interested parties in litigation involving claims of:

  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Creditors’ rights
  • Failure to administer the trust in accordance with its governing documents
  • Failure to determine the value of trust assets prior to sale
  • Failure or refusal to provide an accounting of trust assets and distributions
  • Fraud, including modification of trust documents
  • Mismanagement of trust assets
  • Theft of trust property

In addition, many of the claims that can be raised in will contests can also be raised in trust litigation. For example, an individual who believes he or she was wrongly excluded from participation in a trust may be able to assert claims for:

  • Duress
  • Forgery
  • Lack of capacity
  • Undue influence

If a claim is successful, the trustee can be removed, and he or she may be required to reimburse the trust for the losses sustained as a result of his or her misconduct or mismanagement. We may also be able to assist you in obtaining other damages; and, in certain cases, in obtaining preliminary injunctive relief to prevent further improper action by the trustee.

Knowledgeable Trust Drafting and Trust Administration

Part of what makes us successful litigators is that we also have a wealth of experience in both drafting advanced trusts and representing clients in successful trust administration. By knowing how these matters are supposed to work, we can efficiently identify issues that are – and aren’t – grounds for a cause of action under the law. Then, we rely on our vast litigation experience throughout Central and Southern California to provide effective representation in negotiations, litigation, and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings.

Get the Help You Need for Your California Trust Dispute

If you have questions about your rights as a beneficiary or creditor, or your obligations as a trustee, please contact Schlecht, Shevlin & Shoenberger today. We provide vigorous and cost-effective representation for trust law and litigation matters in California.

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