San Mateo Will Contest Attorneys
The professional law firm of Anderlini & McSweeney LLP, located in San Mateo, represents California clients in will contests and trust litigation. Our attorneys have advanced knowledge of California’s probate laws, as well as a significant record of success on behalf of probate litigation clients. We are available to represent the interests of a beneficiary, a proposed beneficiary or the interests of the estate itself as advocates for the personal representative.
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The Benefits of Working With Anderlini & McSweeney LLP
Anderlini & McSweeney LLP is led by our two partners; attorneys who each have decades of legal practice in California. As a midsize law firm, our clients get the benefit of working directly with one of our experienced litigation attorneys throughout the duration of their case. P. Terry Anderlini and Brian J. McSweeney have received high ratings under the Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review system,* and attorney Anderlini has also been selected for inclusion in Northern California Super Lawyers for several years.
Unlike larger law firms, where personal attention from a senior attorney is reserved for the most high-profile clients, all clients of Anderlini & McSweeney LLP have our assurance that they will work directly with one of our senior partners. Our decades of legal experience give us the resources to provide high-quality legal representation.
Challenging a Will via a Will Contest
There is an almost infinite variety in the circumstances that can lead to a major legal battle over the validity or terms of a will. In general, however, these are the questions that arise most frequently in will contests:
- Was the testator mentally competent when the will was made?
- Are the terms of the will skewed due to the undue influence of one of the beneficiaries?
If you are considering making a formal legal challenge to a will or a trust, it is critically important to choose legal counsel who understands the complexities of California’s probate and estate laws. Anderlini & McSweeney LLP can give you that assistance.
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* Both Mr. P. Terry Anderlini and Mr. Brian J. McSweeney hold AV Preeminent peer review ratings. AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.