Losing a loved one is painful and difficult. In addition to the emotional impact, losing family members or friends often means that their loved ones often have to take care of their affairs after death. This includes dividing any remaining assets in accordance with the deceased family member’s will. While a will can be a helpful way for family members to simplify the affairs of the deceased, sometimes there will be no will for them to use after a death. What happens then? Many of us are used to seeing wills and their divisions in film and television—if a character passes away without one, the script may pass all of the deceased’s assets to one main character, or devise a way for the asset... […]
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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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