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Skilled San Rafael, California Probate Attorney Will Fight for Your Legacy

Going to court for clients in Marin, Sonoma, Contra Costa, San Francisco and adjacent Bay Area counties

The stress of litigation can add to your difficulties during the grieving process. At the Law Offices of J.R. Hastings, we represent individuals and families in court who are dealing with probate and trust litigation cases. Our firm is dedicated to providing our clients with timely, compassionate and effective legal representation.  We advocate for your rights so that the integrity of your estate plan is maintained and the intent and purpose of your estate plan are fulfilled.

Contesting a will

Probate litigation may be necessary when beneficiaries challenge the validity of an existing will, believing that it does not reflect their loved one's true last wishes. If your loved one left a will that you believe was not executed properly, the San Rafael and Mill Valley, California probate attorneys at the Law Offices of J.R. Hastings can pursue the assets you deserve. Wills can be contested for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Lack of capacity -- We may be able to prove that the testator lacked the mental awareness to understand the details of the will upon signing and that the end result does not accurately reflect your loved one's true wishes.
  • Undue influence -- If a friend, relative or business partner had a hand in getting a new will written by your loved one and you believe that this third party took advantage of the testator, we can help you prove that the final will is invalid.
  • Breach of fiduciary duty -- When executors do not perform their duties in carrying out the specifics of a will, a competent lawyer can pursue remedies to set things right.

Handling trust disputes

When a dispute arises over the administration of a trust agreement, our experienced law firm can help you resolve the matter. If you are the beneficiary of a trust, and you have not been given the timely and accurate information or assets to which you believe you are entitled, or if you are a trustee or beneficiary who has a dispute, we can argue for your rights in court and ask that your concerns are handled according to the trust and California law, or another state’s law, if applicable.

If your probate or trust case requires litigation, contact us today

Call the Law Offices of J.R. Hastings today at 415-459-6635 or contact us online at www.jrhastingslaw.com or jrhastingsrecept@pacbell.net to schedule an initial consultation about your case. Our office is located in San Rafael and Mill Valley, California, and we serve clients throughout Marin, Sonoma, Contra Costa, San Francisco and adjacent Bay Area counties.

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