Pogue Calvert

Will contest attorney

To successfully navigate a will or trust contest, an attorney must have well-rounded knowledge of estate planning matters, as well as an in-depth understanding of the complex litigation rules in California.

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Defending a valid trust

Defending Will Contests

Mourning the death of a loved one is a challenging time. When that time is interrupted by an objection to the validity of the individual’s will or trust, you want to ensure that your interests are protected throughout an overwhelming, complicated process.

No Contest Clause

A no-contest clause operates to disinherit any person who challenges the will’s validity. Since this clause is within the will, a successful challenge would render it meaningless.

Irrevocable Trusts

Trusts become irrevocable when the settlor (the person who made the trust) passes away. This doesn't mean an irrevocable trust is safe from contests.

Trust Amendments

Many will contests and trust contests happen because someone claims they have a valid amendment to a will (or trust) that makes large changes to what beneficiaries get. But there are laws and rules around what makes an amendment valid.

Trust Revocation

Just like trust amendments, documents claiming to revoke a trust need to follow specific steps in order to be valid. Speak to an attorney to see what options are available to you.

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Meet The Partners

Steven Pogue

Founding Partner

Andrew Calvert

Managing Partner

Will you help me contest a will?

Yes. If you think there is something wrong with a will, immediately contact a will attorney for evaluation and counsel. The biggest mistake most people make is waiting to see what happens. 


learning about all your legal issues

Take us through everything that happened. The more documents you have to show what your loved one’s intent was, the better. 


Pair you up with the Perfect Attorney

Our team has a combined 50 years of experience working with (and defending) will contests. 


Fight For You

Once we have all the information, we can help you game plan and set you on the path to do right by your loved one. 

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About Will Contests

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