Orange County Trust And Probate Litigation Attorneys

Serving as a trustee or the executor of a will for a decedent who left substantial assets is a complex endeavor that can quickly become contentious. The Mahaffey Law Group, P.C., represents corporate and individual beneficiaries, executors and trustees in probate and trust litigation.

There are a number of reasons why a will may be contested or a trustee named in a lawsuit. Common challenges focus on breach of fiduciary duty, embezzlement or misuse of financial power of attorney for personal gain. In other instances, a trustee may not have done anything wrong, but others who had access to the decedent's assets — business partners or employees, for example — may be suspected of fraud, misuse of funds or the mismanagement of a family-owned business.

Experienced In Complex Trust Litigation

We have the experience and the resources necessary to fully investigate potential misuse of funds or embezzlement. These cases often have multiple layers that require numerous petitions. Our knowledge of California trust and probate laws, as well as the litigation process in this area of law, allows us to confidently guide our clients to a resolution, either through mediation, arbitration or trial.

We represent clients in will contests, trust litigation and disputes regarding business succession plans. Conversely, we can also assist you if you are a trustee or the executor of a will who faces legal challenges. We also represent the trust departments of financial institutions.

We invite you to contact us to schedule a free consultation at our Newport Beach office. We can review the facts of your case and recommend the best course of action. Our lawyers work with clients throughout Southern California, including residents of Orange County, San Diego County, Riverside County and beyond.

The Initial Consultation Is On Us

Use our online contact form or call 949-535-3218 to schedule a free initial consultation. We will review the facts of your case, provide a frank assessment and recommend the best course of action.

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