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We live in a liti­gious soci­ety, and chal­lenges to wills and trusts hap­pen quite fre­quent­ly. Dis­putes arise for a num­ber of rea­sons, includ­ing:

  • An out­side par­ty try­ing to grab a piece of the fam­i­ly estate
  • Fam­i­ly mem­bers dis­put­ing the valid­i­ty of the will or trust on the grounds that the dece­dent was undu­ly influ­enced or not of sound mind
  • Argu­ments over who should have been named as execu­tor or trustee
  • Ques­tions over whether the execu­tor or trustee prop­er­ly car­ried out the man­dates of the will or trust
  • Claims that the execu­tor or trustee improp­er­ly dis­trib­ut­ed estate or trust assets to him­self or her­self
  • And many more

Unfor­tu­nate­ly, the­se dis­putes may become ugly very quick­ly, cause resent­ment between fam­i­ly mem­bers that can last a life­time, and result in dev­as­tat­ing finan­cial con­se­quences for all par­ties involved.

At Crid­er Law Group, our Sacra­men­to Trust Lawyers help fam­i­lies embroiled in chal­lenges to wills and trusts resolve their con­flicts, receive their inher­i­tances as quick­ly as pos­si­ble, and get on with their lives. While we prefer to medi­ate the­se types of dis­putes, we rec­og­nize that the emo­tions involved often make this dif­fi­cult. We are ready, will­ing and emi­nent­ly capa­ble of tak­ing dis­putes involv­ing wills or trusts to tri­al to pro­tect our clients’ inter­ests.

If you are fac­ing a chal­lenge to a will or trust, con­tact us today to dis­cuss your par­tic­u­lar sit­u­a­tion.