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Redwood City Probate and Trust Litigation

Providing the highest quality probate and trust litigation services — when you need litigators, call on us

Our probate litigation lawyers in northern California are ready to handle the probate process no matter the size of the estate or its complexity.

Probate and trust administration enables the goals and wishes of the deceased person to be achieved while satisfying the requirements of the state government and probate court. There is often conflict in the process. We are your firm for probate, will and trust litigation.

Even after thorough estate planning, difficulties can be encountered

If difficulties come up when dividing assets according to your loved one’s wishes, our experienced Redwood City trust and estate attorneys are skilled litigators, who are able to provide steadfast representation on legal matters involving:

  • Will or trust contests
  • Trust interpretation disputes
  • Property distribution
  • Asset location
  • Proof that a valid will or trust exists
  • Questioning the capacity of the trustor to create a trust or will
  • Fiduciary compensation
  • Family wealth disputes
  • Undue influence
  • Mental capacity issues

We are ready to file lawsuits or defend clients in estate litigation matters to protect your interests. We also work closely with estate and trust attorneys at other firms to advise on how to prevent troubles when a will is probated. And we will litigate for them and for you when wills or trusts are contested.

Redwood City probate and trust lawyers protecting your estate

For legal assistance with your probate and trust litigation matters, call Law Offices of Charles J. Smith III at 650.568.2820 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.

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  • Redwood City Office
    777 Marshall Street
    Redwood City, California 94063
    Phone: 650.568.2820
    Fax: 650.568.2823
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