San Francisco Probate Litigation Lawyers Specializing in Contested Wills and Trusts

Charles Triay

1 Kaiser Plaza
Suite 750
Oakland, California 94612

888-594-9733

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Probate litigation attorney Charles Triay has been in private civil practice since 1977.

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Probate Litigation

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Charles Triay is a probate litigation attorney based in central California. He is the founder of the Triay Law Firm, and he litigates cases involving contested wills, trusts, and all manners of inheritance battles.

His areas of practice include:

  • Undue influence, including elder financial abuse

  • Lack of capacity, which includes someone of unsound mind executing a will

  • Contesting and defending fiduciary accountings

  • Spousal rights, when a spouse is denied his or her fair share

  • Defective wills and trusts, such as those with forged signatures, mistakes, or oversights

  • Dealing with claims from creditors after the debtor has passed away


This is a complex area of law with strict time limits, rules, statutes, and procedures deciding how estates and assets must be distributed. As Charles Triay says, probate litigation “is kind of like a mosaic or painting, where you’re assembling lots of different bits and pieces to make a whole picture.”

That’s why you need someone familiar with the law to handle such complicated matters. Charles Triay has over 40 years of experience as a probate litigation lawyer. Contact him today to schedule a consultation.
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Why Would Someone Contest a Will?

The death of a loved one often leaves friends and relatives in a state of uncertainty, especially once the time comes to make sense of everything that is left behind. Everything that was built up and saved by the deceased during their lifetime must now be dismantled, dispersed, and resolved among th... […]

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Is This Will or Trust Valid? A Probate Litigator Explains

Charles Triay, a probate litigation attorney based in Central California. When someone dies, sometimes there are issues in terms of who inherits their property. In fact, there are several reasons why someone might contest a will. When things get messy, a probate litigation attorney like Charles Tri... […]

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Why Would Someone Contest a Will?

Why Would Someone Contest a Will?

The death of a loved one often leaves friends and relatives in a state of uncertainty, especially once the time comes to make sense of everything that is left behind. Everything that was built up and saved by the deceased during their lifetime must now be dismantled, dispersed, and resolved among the living. Did they have children or pets that depended on them? Were certain sentimental items promised to certain people?  If they had a fortune, who are the beneficiaries? Most of the time, this process is handled gracefully, but unfortunately, there is a chance that things could go awry to the point where contesting the will is simply a necessary and rightful move. What Does a Will Contest Loo... […]

What is a Defective Will or Trust?

What is a Defective Will or Trust?

Aside from certain legal tax avoidance issues, a “defective” will or trust sometimes is a will or trust document with legal insufficiencies and errors that would otherwise make the content null and void and ultimately un-actionable for the deceased. This could be a result of carelessness and human error, often occurring due to DIY estate planning kits and forms. One Example of a Defective Will or Trust: California Holographic Will A holographic will is a type of “informal” will that someone can write themselves. However, holographic wills are not always legal. A holographic will doesn’t follow the specific requirements under the California Probate Code. The reason being is the holograph... […]