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Trust And Estate Litigation Throughout Southern California

Disputes over estates inevitably involve family members and require a unique and tailored legal strategy and expertise.

A trustee or beneficiary may be facing or contemplating legal action, stemming from disagreements over how an estate administration is proceeding. A trustee may have been accused of mismanagement or misappropriation of funds. A contest could erupt over allegations of incompetence, undue influence or mysterious last-minute changes to an estate plan.

At Hart Kienle Pentecost – serving trust and estate clients in California since 1982 – we know that proper estate planning can help minimize the risk of probate litigation. However, if you are involved in a dispute that is headed to court, our experienced attorneys can achieve the results you are looking for.

Hart Kienle Pentecost lawyers have built a decades-long reputation for positive results in areas of trust litigation, estate administration disputes and conservatorships, and have successfully represented both trustees and beneficiaries in matters related to:

  • Trustee appointment and removal
  • Determinations as to whom property shall pass
  • Compelling a trustee to report information to beneficiaries
  • Court instructions
  • Elder abuse matters
  • Granting powers to a trustee
  • Internal affairs of trusts
  • Misappropriation of trust assets
  • Modification or termination of trusts
  • Redress for breach of trust and fiduciary duty
  • Trust accountings
  • Validity of trust provisions

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We will take charge of your case immediately, expertly handling all details of your estate or trust matter. Contact Hart Kienle Pentecost for a confidential initial consultation on your legal issues. We are here to protect your rights and interests. To schedule a consultation call us at 714-432-8700.

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