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Petitions to Determine Entitlement to Estates

Los Angeles Probate & Trust Litigation Attorney – (310) 853-1554

When a loved one passes away, the question of who is entitled to the benefits or assets of the estate is sure to arise. In an ideal situation, a correct estate plan will be in place that makes it clear who is a beneficiary or a legally interested party. This is not always or often the case, though, and contests or confusion may soon follow.

Are you in the middle of probate or trust administration and still not sure who is actually entitled to the estate? Are you on omitted spouse or child? Are you an heir of an intestate estate? Prepare for any contests or challenges that may be in the future by calling (310) 853-1554 and talking to our Los Angeles probate attorney from the Law Offices of David A. Shapiro, P.C. With our help and advocacy, you can find a solution, such as using a petition to determine entitlement to the estate.

What sets Attorney Shapiro apart from other legal professionals?

  • He is board certified in, probate and trust law.
  • He is an active member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and Beverly Hills Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section.
  • He has been repeatedly recognized by Superlawyers and Expertise.

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Using a Petition to Determine Entitlement

When conflicting parties have legitimate interests in a single estate but it is not clear who is in the legal right, our attorney can use a petition to determine entitlement to the estate to get to the answer. A petition asks the court to fulfil a demand, make a decision, or create an order. In this case, you will become the petitioner, which is similar to a plaintiff in a civil case.

Using our representation, we can demand additional information about the estate to determine entitlement. When there is still debate about who is entitled to portions of the estate, we will be ready to represent you in probate court as your attorney. We fight diligently and tirelessly for our clients. Our law firm is actually built around helping clients in litigation, so we know what it will take to make your case, stand up to the opposition, and convince the judge of your deserved entitlement to a decedent’s estate, whether they were a loved one, business partner, or another party.


Call (310) 853-1554 to get our probate and trust litigation attorney on your side.


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