Contesting or defending a will can be an expensive legal process. At the Law Office of Thomas C. Tagliarini Attorney At Law in Emeryville, our focus as a will lawyer is on achieving the best possible outcome in the quickest, least expensive way. Our extensive experience in wills and trusts results in a more efficient management of your case so that we avoid unnecessary, expensive and time-consuming maneuvers. Not only does hiring a will lawyer save you unnecessary expenses, but it can spare you the emotional toll of a protracted law suit.
You can contest a will in Emeryville and throughout California if you are considered an interested person. An interested person is someone who is specifically named in the will, was named in a previous will, or would have received a share of the estate had the decedent died without a will (Intestacy). Individuals in the last category tend to be spouses or children.
An interested party cannot contest a will simply because he or she doesn’t feel the provisions are fair. You must have a reason, or ground, allowed by California law and accepted by the court to contest a will. An experienced Emeryville will lawyer at the Law Office of Thomas C. Tagliarini will be able to determine if you have grounds to challenge the will, if your reasons for contesting the will are legally valid, and if it’s a good idea to contest the will.
If a lawsuit is the best way to resolve your dispute, the Law Office of Thomas C. Tagliarini will pursue or defend litigation on your behalf. We also review alternative methods of dispute resolution such as mediation, arbitration, and negotiation, which can sometimes resolve an estate dispute in a more satisfactory manner and at a lower cost. Mediated solutions can also preserve family relationships that litigation may destroy or challenge.
Contact the Law Office of Thomas C. Tagliarini by phone at (510) 444-0692 or email for a free consultation with an Emeryville Will Lawyer. We serve Oakland, San Francisco and the surrounding counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Marin.