Trusts & Estates

When a trustee is accused of not fulfilling his or her fiduciary duties, the matter can become contested. At Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney LLP, our Palm Springs trust and estate law firm represents trustees and beneficiaries in estate and trust disputes and litigation. Our Palm Springs trust and estate lawyers have in-depth knowledge of the legal responsibilities of trustees. We know what to look for when a trustee is allegedly acting irresponsibly or illegally, and we know how to uncover valuable information to serve as evidence either for or against a trustee.

Trust disputes and litigation can also result from disagreement over who was named in the trust as a beneficiary or a last-minute trust update prior to the estate owner’s death. If you believe that your loved one was not able to make decisions regarding his or her estate and was manipulated while incapacitated, we can help you.

If you think you may need legal help or advice for a trust, estate, probate, will contest, wills and trust fraud, or any trust or estate litigation matter, Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney LLP can help. Our attorneys are prepared to offer you an aggressive assertion of your rights in advice, in negotiations, or in the courts. We regularly answer questions regarding the validity of wills, breach of trust actions and all related interested proceedings. Our track record in this area is both extensive and impressive.

More specifically, the firm’s estate and trust litigation group has extensive expertise in:

  • Will and trust contests;
  • Estate and trust accountings;
  • Removal of trustees;
  • Defense of trustees;
  • Trustee/Beneficiary disputes;
  • Trustee/Trustee disputes;
  • Family disputes;
  • Modification of trusts;
  • Termination of trusts;
  • Property disputes;
  • Tax disputes;
  • Creditor claims;
  • Contested conservatorships, and
  • Other disputes involving wills and trusts.

The group’s expertise blends estate and trust law, tax law, litigation procedures and strategies, and knowledge of the unique personal emotional experiences encountered by clients in these types of matters.

Contact One of Our Trust and Estate Attorneys For A Consultation:

Palm Springs: 760.322.2275   Orange County: 714.435.9592  

Princeton: 609.955-3393   San Diego: 619.501.4540