Skilled Estate and Trust Litigation Attorneys Serving Santa Clara CountyEstate Planning

Even the best estate plans and trusts have the potential to create disputes that may necessitate litigation. When such disputes arise, and the rights to receive significant amounts of property may be at stake, it is crucial that beneficiaries and other interested parties seek counsel from an experienced attorney. Attorneys at The Mlnarik Law Group are well-versed in the laws governing estates and trusts in California and are also experienced litigators who know the special issues presented in trust litigation. 

Meet Our Trust and Estate Attorneys

We handle a broad range of trust and estate litigation matters, such as:

  • Trust disputes
  • Will contests
  • Fiduciary representation
  • Beneficiary representation
  • Allegations against a trustee for breach of trust or breach of fiduciary duty
  • Elder abuse allegations
  • Removal and/or replacement of a trustee
  • Beneficiary rights under a decedent’s existing or intended estate plan
  • Avoidance of an anticipated dispute via facilitation of an open, but controlled dialogue among the parties
  • Undue influence


A trustee is designated to handle trust assets for the benefit of the beneficiaries of the trust. The trustee has a legal duty to exercise due care and make decisions in the best interests of the beneficiaries. Trustees must also invest trust assets in accordance with California’s Uniform Prudent Investor Act and within the parameters established in the trust instrument itself. If you are a trustee, attorneys at The Mlnarik Law Group can help ensure you meet these duties.


When a trustee fails to fulfill their duties, it often falls to the beneficiaries to correct the situation. An experienced trust attorney at The Mlnarik Law Group will help beneficiaries determine which of the many available remedies — including injunctions, receiverships, or removal of the trustee — is best for their situation. Our attorneys can also help beneficiaries recover trust property lost due to a breach of duty by the trustee.

If you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys to discuss your case, please contact the Mlnarik Law Group at: (408) 919-0088 to schedule and initial consultation.

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