Monthly Archives: August 2013

Winning and Losing Probate Cases

Oakland Probate Litigation Lawyer Charles Triay on the Aftermath of a Resolved Dispute While his office manages to settle most cases before entering the courtroom, Oakland probate litigation attorney Charles Triay does occasionally have cases that go to trial. While litigation might settle the financial details of a defective will and trust, undue influence or creditor claim, it may not erase the bitterness that lingers after a stressful family battle. Video Transcription A lot of cases do go to trial. I’ve tried many cases and won a lot of them and lost a few of them, so, yes, there are winners and there are losers, but more often than not, there’s a compromise. Sometimes those compromises result in family harmony being restored. Sometimes not. Sometimes the conflicts are too deep and too painful and especially after litigation, so the people settle the money dispute, but the family harmony is irretrievably…
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What are Triay Law Clients Like?

Oakland Probate Litigation Attorney Charles Triay Understands Your Emotional State When potential clients contact Oakland probate litigation lawyer Charles Triay, they are often in the midst of extremely personal and emotional conflicts with family members and loved ones. Defective wills and trusts, contested accounting and accusations of undue influence require a lawyer with a level head and professional demeanor. Video Transcription The clients are very emotional and rightly so because they’re involved in disputes with family members and they’ve lost a loved one and they’re fighting about money and they’re fighting with an audience of lawyers and judges, so it doesn’t get much more stressful than that. So it’s very helpful if the lawyers don’t be more emotional than their clients. It’s very helpful if the lawyers can remain professional and calm and to give people good advice along the way.

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Why is it Important to Have a Probate Attorney?

Oakland Probate Litigation Lawyer Charles Triay Explains the Legal Complexities Should you handle your probate litigation issue on your own? If you do, you are entering a complex world of red tape, deadlines and documents that is nearly impossible to navigate alone. An Oakland probate litigation attorney at The Triay Law Office can make sure you complete each required step in a timely manner, whether you need assistance with creditors’ claims or a defective trust. Call (510) 463-3165 today to contact our office and learn how we can help. Video Transcription People always ask me can they handle their own case in “pro per,” or why should they come to a specialist rather than to their family attorney or another attorney that they know. I tell them that would be a big mistake. This is an area that is very specialized. There are many non-obvious laws in California about what…
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