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When dealing with a contested probate situation, there’s no margin for error! Our team is experienced in dealing with disputes of all shapes and sizes. We have the knowledge to help you get what you deserve, whatever the nature of your dispute, whether you’re making a probate claim or defending one.

At Huff Legal, we have more than 155 years of combined experience dealing with various complex legal matters like contested probate and have helped just over 1,500 clients. These situations can oftentimes be challenging, which is why you need a team of experts on your side to get you the outcome you deserve! 

We understand how hard a death in the family can be. We also understand how dealing with a contested will can be overwhelming and confusing. Our team will help guide you every step of the way because the last thing we want for you is to feel overwhelmed during these stressful times.

When you work with Huff Legal, you can be confident we will do everything in our power to get the best results possible. Our team is results-driven and we are committed to achieving the best possible outcome for each and every one of our clients.

Why You Need a Lawyer for a Contested Will or Trust

When it comes to wills and trusts, there is often a lot at stake. If you are involved in a contested will or trust, it is important to have an experienced lawyer on your side.

There are a few reasons why having a lawyer is important in this situation. Having an experienced lawyer from Huff Legal will help you navigate the entire process and address any issues that arise. Our lawyers can also help you understand the complex legal issues involved, seeing as it can get quite complex and overwhelming. Another reason is your lawyer will help you work through any disputes and ensure that the distribution of the estate is as it should be, taking the stress away from you and replacing it with the reassurance of having an expert on your side.

If you are involved in a contested will or trust, do not hesitate to contact us to speak with an experienced attorney who can help protect your interests. 

Why Would Someone Contest a Will or Trust?

There are a number of reasons why someone might contest a will or trust. One of the most common is because of Fraud or Undue Influence. Simply put, undue influence occurs when one person uses their position of power to convince the person creating their will or trust to do something that they would not otherwise do. Another reason could be a lack of capacity. In order to create a legally binding Will, a testator must have the mental competency to:

  • Understand and recollect the nature of their estate assets and situation.
  • Remember and recognize the individual’s relations to living descendants, spouses, and parents.
  • Understand the nature of the testamentary act.

A will or trust could be declared void if the testator’s lack of capacity can be medically proven. Incompetence is most frequently established through prior medical evidence of mental illnesses such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, senility, etc.

Whatever the reason for the contest, you should have an attorney who can help you navigate the process and protect your interests.

Keeping Your Sanity During a Will Contest

If you are in the midst of a will contest, you are likely already feeling stressed and overwhelmed. The thought of going up against family members or other beneficiaries in court can be daunting, but it is important to remember that you are not alone.

Although hiring an attorney won’t save you from the deposition, it can help you prepare for the challenging process. At Huff Legal, we have represented clients in a variety of will contests. We understand the unique challenges that come with these cases, and we are here to help you through every step of the process. If you are considering contesting a will, or if you are already involved in a will contest, contact us today to schedule a consultation. We will review your case and advise you on the best course of action.

Making Quick Decisions

Just as with any legal proceedings, you may need to make quick decisions. They can be related to evidence collection, document filing, settlement agreements, and much more. Failing to accept an offer, draft the right document, or make an important statement could cause you to lose the trial.

With an attorney by your side, these decisions are much easier to make. A qualified lawyer provides sufficient information to help you choose a direction to go in. Without expert advice and experience, it may be hard to collect the necessary data for quick decision-making.


At Huff Legal, our attorneys have the experience to manage highly personal and complicated probate litigation, including contested wills and trusts. We will work with you to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the best possible outcome. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your contested probate matter

Why Huff Is Your Best Option For Contested Probate

155+ Years of Combined Experience

At Huff Legal, we have more than 155 years of combined experience dealing with complex legal matters like contested probate, which can oftentimes be quite challenging. In order to get the outcome you deserve, you need a team of experienced attorneys on your side, who can help you navigate the process of either contesting a will or defending a contested will.

5 Star Rating on Google

We have a proven track record of success and are dedicated to our client’s best interests. If you’re looking for a law firm that will always have your back, look no further than Huff Legal. Just have a look at some of our amazing client reviews over here!

1,500+ Happy Clients

Over the years, we’ve had the privilege of helping over 1,500 clients with their legal needs. When you work with us, you can be confident that you’re getting the best possible legal representation. We’re proud of our track record and our reputation for being a firm that delivers great results.

What Our Clients Say About Us

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5 Star Review on Google
Attorney Michel Huff was nothing short of amazing! He was friendly, knowledgeable, and very professional. He kept me informed every step of the way, up until the end of my case. He is thorough in his work; he genuinely cares about people and goes the extra mile to address your need. Highly recommended.


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Huff legal is super responsive. Their assistant scheduled a consultation for a specific date. They followed through and gave me a call. Huff legal is amazing because they are super quick with everything. Technology and customer service is their strength. Attorney Huff has been responsive all through since the first time we spoke. I as well am in the service industry and simple things like following up and answering questions are why customers go with me. For these exact reasons is why Huff Legal stood out and made choosing them to legally represent us for our situation much easier.

Abel Resendiz

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Simply put, Huff is the best criminal defense lawyer in Oakland. I was recently charged with a serious offense that could have changed my life, could have lost everything. Huff put my mind at ease in our fist meeting, and worked tirelessly on my behalf to get me the best outcome. Always kept me informed, I’d email him on weekends and he promptly answered every question I had. Thank you again for everything you’ve done for me, couldn’t be more grateful.

Manuela Frazier

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I was fighting a case for four years. I was belittled and battered by the plaintiff and the judge repeatedly without legal representation. Once I hired Attorney Huff, he went to court and walked into the courtroom, and it was over. Cases closed! I would recommend this Attorney highly. Having legal representation makes a world of difference. Attorney Huff is the best!


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At Huff Legal, PC, we are passionate about protecting clients’ rights and providing outstanding legal services in California criminal defense, personal injury, complex civil litigation, and cryptocurrency/DeFi matters. Our Team has obtained multimillion dollar settlements and successfully defended against them too. We regularly have criminal charges dismissed or reduced. We can help.

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