A Knowledgeable Probate Attorney in San Bernardino and Redlands Settles Clients’ Inheritance Issues
Contesting wills and trusts and protecting your rights
Dealing with the death of a loved one is hard enough without also having to sort through the complexities of probate court. If someone close to you has died without completing an estate plan, the court will take over their assets and distribute them among surviving heirs. This process is often lengthy and difficult, and the estate may be subject to high taxes. The attorneys at the probate law firm of James B. Church & Associates, P.C., Attorneys at Law represent people in probate court and assist in getting a family member appointed as the “Administrator” of the estate and ensure that the deceased individual’s assets are distributed fairly.
Contesting wills and trusts
Many people either do not set up a will or forget to update it appropriately, especially as their health begins to fail. In some cases, the designated trustee might mismanage a will or trust, resulting in the unfair distribution of assets. A San Bernardino probate lawyer with James B. Church & Associates represents clients who wish to challenge a trustee’s decisions in probate court. If you believe you have been unfairly treated in the estate of your loved one, you need the assistance of a proven and experienced attorney to contest the will or trust. James B. Church & Associates are successful trust litigation attorneys with a proven record of success in protecting their clients.
The administration of decedents’ estates when there is no will
If there is no estate plan established at the time of death, the court will appoint an administrator to manage the deceased person’s affairs. The firm’s skilled attorneys will assist in the appointment of an administrator for the estate, ensuring that your loved one’s estate is managed competently. James Church has administered countless estates over the years, and he serves as an unbiased and fair manager.
Trust administration and fixing botched trusts
Managing a trust is a complex process, especially if you’re unfamiliar with how a trust is supposed to work. If mistakes have been made, you may need help with fixing trusts. A knowledgeable trust administration attorney can ensure that you take all of the proper steps when executing a trust, helping you address any issues and avoid accusations of mismanagement and costly litigation. A botched trust can be fixed by the court, even after death. The firm has assisted many families in correcting a loved one’s trust after that person has passed away.
Reputable probate attorneys in San Bernardino County
There are many reasons why you should call on a dependable probate attorney with James. B. Church & Associates, including:
- Experience. Mr. Church has served as the administrator of trusts worth millions of dollars. He is familiar with the complexities of handling all types of wills and trusts. He has served as legal counsel to hundreds of trustees and executors.
- Focus. Probate law is the firm’s sole area of focus. Its lawyers have worked with people all across the San Bernardino area and remain connected to the local community.
- Reputation. The firm has a record of success. The firm has maintained respect within the legal community for knowledge, integrity and as successful trial attorneys.
- Probate Litigation. Sometimes beneficiaries chose to object to the trustee’s actions, with or without a good reason. Successful trial attorneys are necessary to provide legal advice, protect your rights and reputation.
Meet with a skilled Redlands probate lawyer today
Simplify matters of probate law with the help of the attorneys at James B. Church & Associates, P.C. Call 909-283-0659 or contact the firm online to schedule an appointment. The firm’s office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and there is plenty of parking available at its downtown Redlands office.