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Inheritance Disputes Lawyers

California Will Contest & Undue Influence Lawyers

There is always an elderly person, generally alone, and a predatory relative, or caretaker who takes advantage of the senior’s loneliness, dependency and infirmityStories involving Inheritance Disputes are always the same in a sense of theme, but surprise us with an infinite variety as to the details. There is always an elderly person, generally alone, and a predatory relative, or caretaker who takes advantage of the senior’s loneliness, dependency and infirmity. As the wave of affluent Baby Boomers become senior citizens, there are tens of thousands of will contest cases filed in California every year. If you believe you have been disinherited or unfairly cut out of your share of an inheritance, you can contest a Will or Trust with some experienced assistance.

Disinherited or Cut Out? Undue Influence?
You Can Contest the Will or Trust With Experienced Legal Help.

Vincent W. Davis understands that his clients are better served by first attempting to negotiate for an honest, equitable and prompt resolution to solve inheritance disputes. However, when unyielding or uncaring parties refuse to be reasonable, or when there is a greedy predator trying to take advantage of an elderly person, it often becomes necessary for an inheritance disputes attorney to litigate in order to assert his client’s rights to their just inheritance. If you have been disinherited or cut out of your Inheritance, With experienced legal help, you can contest the Will or Trust.

Inheritance Disputes – Examples

Inheritance disputes may arise in various ways. Here are a few examples taken from actual cases:

1- The Executor had hired a real estate agent to offer for sale the decedent’s Del Mar, CA home for $850.000 to pay bills. Both heirs claimed the upscale home, having an unobstructed ocean view, should easily command $1,200,000 and objected to the sale going forward.

2 – The decedent had a huge blowout with his wife of 45-years when she had given his prized 1957 Chevy to her grown son from a former marriage. She argued that the car just sat in the garage under a cover and was of no use to anyone, since he was no longer legally able to drive. He didn’t force the issue and the car never returned to his garage, but he was apparently so furious, it was later determined, that immediately following the car give-away episode he had written a new will leaving her out. While he may have died feeling as if he was vindicated by his actions, the new Will the decedent created violates the law which guarantees a share of an estate to “a spouse” regardless of any Will. The wife went into probate court demanding her fair share of the estate.

3 – The widowed decedent had written a Will giving his sizable estate equally to his three adult children: two sons and a daughter. At the age of 83, having being denied a drivers license for some years, and needing to use a walker and tote an oxygen bottle everywhere, he really needed some part-time help. The adult children sought out and hired a 33-year old woman to drive “dad” to the community center to play cards and other errands. Dad then married the 33-year-old and had a new Will prepared that totally ignored his children and left the entire estate to the new wife. The three adult children learned of the new Will following his death and contested it on the grounds that new wife was a premeditated, calculating “gold-digger” and used undue influence over the decedent to disinherit them and enrich herself.

Inheritance Disputes Lawyers with Broad Experience

Vincent W. Davis and Associates attorneys have a breadth of experience unique to a boutique-sized law firm. Our gifted attorneys and brilliant paralegals have varied experience and backgrounds that make them extraordinarily well-suited to assist clients facing stressful legal challenges. We have attorneys with backgrounds in estate planning, probate, conservatorships and guardianships, and juvenile dependency, all of which play an important role in cases involving exploitation of the elderly as pertains to inheritance disputes.

Protect Your Rights and Interests

Many people have no clue as to what their rights are when it comes to the administration of a loved one’s estate. In fact, many people never file a claim, even though they may be legally entitled to a portion of an inheritance. If you have any questions whatsoever regarding probate, estate and trust administration, or inheritance disputes, it is important to meet with a skilled attorney to learn about what options may be available to you. Vincent W. Davis and Associates have 60-years of combined experience to make available to clients in Southern California.

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At Vincent W. Davis & Associates, we are able to represent and assert the interests of our clients to protect their rights in inheritance disputes, probate matters, and other estate-related issues. For assistance, please contact The Law Offices of Vincent W. Davis & Associates in Southern California for a complimentary consultation with Mr. Davis personally. Consultations are available in Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire including Riverside or San Bernardino Counties. We also handle California Probate and Estate matters for out of state individuals.

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