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Los Angeles Postmortem Trust Lawyer

Loyal and Personalized Representation for Los Angeles County

In order to ensure that your loved one's will is properly administered, you may need the involvement of a knowledgeable attorney from the Law Offices of David A. Shapiro, P.C. If you were written out of your loved one's will and the assets were transferred to another party, you may need to fight for your place within the estate. Whether your loved one has passed away or not, we encourage you to give our firm a call.

When a loved one passes, his or her estate is divided and distributed to their established beneficiaries. Normally, this process would be handled in probate court, unless a properly drafted and funded living trust is created prior to the person's death. When this is the case, the assistance of a qualified Los Angeles trust lawyer may be necessary, especially when you have been written out of the will in which you believe you belong. Attorney David A. Shapiro can simplify the difficult process and honor your loved one's wishes, while also ensuring that you are given the appropriate share of your loved one's estate.

Contact our firm today by calling (310) 853-1554.

We Can Handle Various Postmortem Trust Issues

In a nutshell, a lawyer's involvement in trust administration involves ensuring that the proper parties receive their entitled portion of their loved one's estate. Oftentimes, disputes occur between trustees in relation to how the assets are divided. Disputes can arise in relation to a number of different reasons, mainly surrounding the formation of the will or its interpretation.

Our attorneys are prepared to handle the following issues relating to the decedent's will:

  • Fraud
  • Undue Influence
  • Trust contests
  • Will contests
  • Non-probate transfers

The term "undue influence" refers to the possibility that your loved one was dishonestly manipulated into leaving assets to someone. This often happens to elderly people suffering from dementia, as they can easily be defrauded into altering their will. Other disputes can occur if one child is designated to receive more than their siblings, or if assets are valued over $1 million. Non-probate transfers are simply alternate ways of leaving money or property to another person without the involvement of a probate court, such as the use of Payable-on-death (POD) financial accounts.

Our Firm Can Honor Your Loved One's Legacy

If a loved one has passed and you do not have the place you believe you should in the will, retaining the assistance of a Los Angeles postmortem trust attorney from the Law Offices of David A. Shapiro, P.C. is essential. Head Attorney Shapiro is a board certified specialist in probate and trust law, giving him the expertise and qualified hands to guide you through the legal process with wise and zealous advocacy.

Get board-certified legal assistance today! A confidential and free case evaluation awaits.

Clients Share Their Experience

  • “ He goes above and beyond the call of duty and is very easily accessible.”

    Cary S.

  • “He is an excellent trial attorney who has the necessary skill and experience to get a positive outcome for his clients. ”

    Robert F.

  • “On top of being a great attorney, he is very down to earth and humble man.”

    Feryal A.

  • “From the beginning David stood out from all the other lawyers we contacted by his clear and straight communication.”

    Christian M.

  • “David provided rational analysis of what he felt would be the best way to proceed and I put my trust in his judgement.”

    Lisa M.

  • “I expected to not be able to reach a lawyer on a Sunday, but he called me back within 5 minutes.”

    James D.

Why Choose David. A Shapiro

  1. Board Certified Specialist
  2. 100% Committed to Client Satisfaction
  3. Personalized Representation
  4. Focused on Trust Litigation
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