Phone: (562) 430-3275
Toll Free: (866) No Probate (1-866-667-7622)
Address: 13912 Seal Beach Blvd.
Seal Beach, CA 90740

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Estate Litigation


Our office represents trustees and beneficiaries in will contests, disputed trusts and estate (probate) litigation throughout the greater Orange County, Los Angeles County, and Riverside Areas.   Our office has decades of experience representing litigants in nearly every aspect of trust and estate law.  We will consider on a case by case basis representing a client on a contingency basis, meaning that if there is no recovery, then there is no fee to the client.



Caregiver Abuse, Elder Abuse, Fiduciary Abuse


Litigation falling under this category is for the recovery of a Senior’s money or assets that has been wrongfully taken or received by someone else. In this situation, a caregiver, salesman, friend or family member gets the Senior to transfer the Senior’s assets to themselves. There are many different theories of recovery which would include but are not limited to:


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Trust Contest - Will Contest or Trust Defense – Will Defense


Disputes often arise between heirs under a will or beneficiaries under a trust. This can be a trying and emotionally difficult ordeal. If you feel as though you did not receive your full inheritance, you need to take immediate action. There are statutes of limitations as to when you can file a claim in court.


As trustee of a trust or the executor of the will, you need assistance to make sure you are handling the distribution of assets correctly. If you are a trustee of a trust and have been served with a lawsuit accusing you of fraud or undue influence, then it is extremely important to obtain strong legal counsel immediately. Addressing the issues with the beneficiaries early can avoid costly litigation.


Contact our Los Angeles and Orange County Trust Litigation and Will Contest Attorneys at The Law Office of John E. Trommald, APC at (562) 430-3275. We represent trustees, executors, heirs, and children of the deceased who are being threatened with litigation or who have not received their share of their inheritance.



Trustee Breach of Duties – Defense of Trustee


The fiduciary duties imposed on the trustee of a trust can be complex and confusing. The law requires that a fiduciary act with the highest standards of care, good faith and fair dealing, and avoid any and all potential conflicts of interest.


If you are the trustee of a trust and have been accused of mishandling the trust assets or have been served with a petition for removal as trustee, then it is extremely important to obtain strong legal counsel immediately. Addressing the issues with the beneficiaries early can avoid costly litigation.


If you are a beneficiary of a trust and you feel that the trustee is not following the terms of the trust or is acting in a manner which benefits himself or herself over the interests of the beneficiaries, then you have the right to petition the court to remove the trustee and nominate someone who will act in accordance with the law.


The Law Offices of John E. Trommald have over twenty years of experience in defending trustees from incorrect or misguided accusations. Call today for a consultation with one of our attorneys.


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