Oakland 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, Triay has built a solid reputation as a top Oakland probate litigation attorney representing clients in highly contested cases throughout Northern California.
The Triay Law Office Practices Exclusively in Probate Litigation Matters
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
- Financial elder 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
- Asserting claims for spousal rights against an estate or trust
- 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, as there are many valid reasons individuals may have to assert their rights in probate court. 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.
Our principal office is located in Oakland in the San Francisco Bay area, and we handle cases all throughout Northern California, including San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Piedmont and Fremont. Our 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 probate litigation firms, the Triay Law Office receives attorney fees on either a contingency or an hourly basis, depending on the case and the client’s desires. Contact our Oakland probate litigation lawyers to review your case and explore the legal options available to you.