Probate litigation is a specific area of the law concerned with legal challenges typically, after the death of a loved one, often involving some form of financial exploitation:

  • liability that arises for breach of fiduciary duty actions,
  • trustee’s improper self-dealing,
  • improper investments,
  • interpretation of the wills and trusts in a lawsuit,
  • will challenges/contests,
  • how property of the deceased is to be distributed among beneficiaries,
  • identifying all assets and heirs, and
  • managing the estate and personal taxes and other expenses.  

Not only does probate litigation cover what happens to the assets of an individual after they are deceased, in some cases there are disputes concerning the living great-grand-parents or grand-uncles or aging parents as well as family member too disabled and needing your help, such as guardianship or conservatorship, living wills, durable powers of attorney, and patient advocate designations.

Such matters may be very difficult to handle without legal guidance, and without knowing the special language that courts and attorneys use, such as executrix or putative spouse, or Marvin claims. Probate court proceedings aren’t always straightforward by any means, and it’s important to have excellent legal representation by your side at this time.

The firm has represented both beneficiaries and heirs in probate litigation matters in the state of California. Mr. Kar has helped litigated claims and tried complex probate matters, involving multi-state lawsuits over assets contemplated to be worth over $10,000,000.

If you have found yourself in the middle of embroiled probate disputes before or after the passing away of a loved one, the Law Office of Joseph M. Kar PC has the expertise and skills to support your legal needs.