Trust & Probate Disputes

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Trust & Probate Law

Successfully resolving trust and probate disputes for beneficiaries and trustees.

Trust and Probate Disputes have been at the core of Cottle Keen Lopiccolo & Heyde’s practice for over 35 years. Both beneficiaries and trustees rely on CKLH’s knowledge to achieve results.

Too often the trust instrument that was created to ease the inheritance process is upended by trustees. They fail to carry out their fiduciary duty and preserve the trust assets. Other times, trustees simply do not realize the wide scope of the responsibility they have been given.

That failure can have severe consequences to beneficiaries waiting to receive their inheritance.

Sometimes the trust terms are confusing to understand or would result in an inequitable result to the beneficiaries.

When the trust contains an error, it can lead to delays in distributing the trust assets. These types of issues can be very frustrating for both trustees and beneficiaries.

Understanding the scope of trust administration is crucial to both trustees and beneficiaries. Cottle Keen Lopiccolo & Heyde is dedicated to helping trustees and beneficiaries navigate trust administration to ensure they receive what the settlor wanted them to have.

To speak with an experienced attorney in Cottle Keen Lopiccolo & Heyde’s trust and probate litigation practice, please call (714) 997-7870, or click here to contact us by email.

Clients Share Their Experiences

  • Our Attorney, Julie did beautifully on our Trust matter. It is a relief to know that our Attorney is available if help even after our matter was complete.

    Trust Client
  • My attorney Dana was professional yet tough when she needed to be. I was extremely satisfied with the results of my case.

    Laurie Brown
    Probate Matter
  • Ms. Lopiccolo listened to me and asked clarifying questions. She and her staff were
    were professional as well as personable, and they put us at ease when dealing with our complicated situation. We were very pleased with our experience.

    Trust Matter
  • Dana Heyde’s strategic approach to enforcing my rights as a trust beneficiary led to a successful resolution of my matter. Dana Heyde made it possible for me to obtain my inheritance. It was an emotionally stressful process, but Dana’s kind, informative and thoughtful approach set my mind at ease along the way.

    Trust Litigation Client
  • Dana Heyde listened to my concerns and worked with me to achieve my goals. Dana Heyde has solid knowledge of Estate and Trust issues and I am very pleased with the quality of work performed on my behalf. Cottle Keen Lopiccolo & Heyde, LLP is an honest, ethical, and respected law firm dedicated to serving the community.

    Trust & Estate Client

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