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Probate & Trust Law

Murrieta Probate Attorneys

When a person dies, his or her property must be transferred in accordance with state law. Taxes must be paid, assets distributed to beneficiaries, and trusts administered, if there are any. California Probate Code sets forth specific proceedings regarding the administration of an estate, whether a person has passed on with or without a Last Will and Testament.

Probate proceedings can be complex and costly, and you could find your rights to a loved one’s property jeopardized if probate is not properly handled and trusts are not properly administered. Messina & Hankin can take on your case and navigate you through the probate process, alleviating the stress and uncertainty while pursuing the outcome you are counting on. Our Murrieta probate attorneys have 150 years of collective experience and diverse backgrounds in finance, real estate, and business law to address all of your trust and probate needs with professionalism and excellence.

Call our offices in Murrieta and Newport Beach at (951) 363-2134 for a free review of your probate matter.

Probate & Trust Litigation in Orange County & Riverside County

There are times when a dispute arises during probate or trust administration. These conflicts can be emotionally charged and complex, but our attorneys are prepared to deliver aggressive legal counsel to protect your interests.

Probate and trust litigation can address such issues as:

  • Breaches of fiduciary duty by a trustee
  • Failures to properly distribute wealth, assets, or property
  • Will contests
  • Misappropriation of trust assets
  • Interpretation of trust or will terms
  • Forgery, undue influence, and fraud

Trust Administration

If you are a trustee, our Murrieta trust lawyers can help you understand and fulfill your duties. We can also defend you against claims that you have mismanaged assets or breached your fiduciary duty as a trustee. Through probate and trust administration, you can count on our support every step of the way.

To learn more, contact Messina & Hankin at (951) 363-2134.

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  • 150 Years
    of Experience

    Each of our attorneys have been practicing law for 25 years or more.

  • Well-Rounded
    Background

    Our lead attorneys are a licensed CPA and former real estate broker.

  • Collaborative
    Atmosphere

    Attorneys work together on cases, without double-billing our clientele.

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    Our firm has been featured in publications across Southern CA.