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Will Contests

Effective Representation for Contesting or Enforcing a Will

At Schlecht, Shevlin & Shoenberger, A Law Corporation, located in Palm Springs, we represent individuals in will contests in Riverside County and throughout Central and Southern California. Our attorneys have decades of experience both challenging and enforcing wills on behalf of our clients.

Serving Clients in Will Disputes Since 1951

Contesting a Will in California

Coping with the loss of a loved one can be extraordinarily difficult in its own right. When you are grieving, you do not deserve to have to deal with legal issues caused by someone else’s errors or misconduct.
Unfortunately, problems with carrying out a loved one’s final wishes are becoming increasingly common. There are numerous opportunities both during and after the estate planning process where issues can arise. At Schlecht, Shevlin & Shoenberger, A Law Corporation, clients regularly engage our attorneys for will contests involving issues such as:

  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Duress and undue influence
  • Forgery
  • Fraud
  • Improper execution
  • Lack of capacity at the time of signature
  • Mistake
  • Revocation (superseding will)

Problems with a decedent’s will can cause issues for various different parties taking part in the estate. We represent all parties – including administrators, creditors, heirs, beneficiaries, and intended beneficiaries – in enforcing wills in California.

Enforcing a Will in California

Of course, on the other side of every will contest is an administrator, creditor, heir or beneficiary who believes that the deceased’s will ought to be enforced as written. If you need assistance defending and enforcing a loved one’s will, our experienced litigators will provide vigorous representation on your behalf. Having handled many will contests and other probate matters from both sides of the courtroom, we are frequently able to anticipate and effectively counter contestants’ arguments for invalidation.

We also have significant experience helping clients successfully resolve will contests through alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Whether court-ordered or voluntarily, mediation is often an efficient and cost-effective means for resolving these types of disputes. When we take your case, we will evaluate the merits of using ADR and help you make an informed decision about how best to pursue your claims.

Schedule a Consultation Regarding Your Will Contest

Simply put, we are here to help you fight for a just outcome. For trusted advice and experienced advocacy for your California will contest, please contact Schlecht, Shevlin & Shoenberger, A Law Corporation today.

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