Probate Litigation

Probate Litigation Attorneys in Newport Beach

An increasing number of baby boomers are finding themselves dealing with legal issues in probate court. Whether you need to appoint a conservator to care for an aging parent or you need an attorney to protect your interests in a will contest, we offer skillful guidance and zealous advocacy.

From our offices in Newport Beach, California, we represent plaintiffs and defendants in matters such as:

  • Will and trust contests
  • Issues of undue influence and competence when it comes to the legality of a last will and testament
  • Valuation of assets, including businesses
  • Disputes about ownership of real property in an estate

Being named as an administrator or executor of someone’s estate is an important responsibility, as is being named as someone’s agent under a durable power of attorney. It is also a responsibility that can expose you to the risk of litigation. Our lawyers defend executors, administrators, and agents in probate litigation. We also represent the interests of heirs and beneficiaries against executors, administrators, and agents who have abused their responsibilities.

Conservator actions

When an incapacitated person does not have a durable power of attorney in place, the probate court may put a conservator in place to make financial and health care decisions for the incapacitated person. At McQUEEN DROSTE LLP, our lawyers represent the person seeking the conservatorship, as well as other family members who may not agree with the person seeking conservatorship.