San Francisco Probate Litigation Lawyers Specializing in Contested Wills and Trusts
The Triay Law Office Handles Cases Throughout Northern California
The Triay Law Office was founded in 1978 after Charles Triay took on his first contested will case and then used his experiences to develop a specialty niche practice in probate litigation matters. Combining his acute attention to detailed legal issues with a compassion for grieving families, Mr. Triay has built a solid reputation as a top probate litigation attorney representing clients in highly contested cases throughout Northern California.
The Triay Law Office specializes in probate litigation matters, including but not limited to:
- Contesting and defending wills and trusts where an interested party is asserting the will or trust is defective or the result of undue influence.
- Elder financial abuse cases, which can include issues such as lack of capacity and undue influence.
- Contesting and defending fiduciary accountings of probate administrators, executors and trustees, including breach of fiduciary duty.
- Asserting claims for spousal rights against an estate or trust, including cases involving an omitted spouse
- Bringing creditors’ claims against a probate estate or trust, or defending against claims.
This list is not exhaustive of the claims and objections an interested party can make against an estate under California probate law. Beneficiaries and other interested individuals must bring their claims and objections as soon as possible, as their rights may be lost forever if not timely asserted.
In addition to litigation, attorneys Charles Triay and Paul Epstein regularly represent estate administrators and trustees in non-contested estate and trust administrations.
Contact Our San Francisco Probate Litigation Lawyers
Our principal office is located in Oakland in the San Francisco Bay area, and we handle cases throughout Northern California, including the Counties of San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino. Our law firm receives most of its clients by attorney referral, and consultations with attorneys regarding referral cases are free of charge. The Triay Law Office pays referral fees as permitted by the Rules of Professional Conduct and is willing to take over a case, work as co-counsel with a referring attorney, or work as a consultant. Unlike many other firms, the Triay Law Office receives probate litigation attorney fees on either a contingency or an hourly basis, depending on the case and the client’s desires. Contact our Bay Area probate litigation lawyers to review your case and explore the legal options available to you.