Helping You Establish The Trust You Need

Trusts are a highly effective tool for asset distribution. Unlike wills, trusts are much less costly in the long run, as they are not required to go through California probate courts. Even the most complex trusts may be administered in less time than it may take the courts to probate a will.

At Kinley & Styskal, we work closely with you to ensure that your properties are passed on to future generations in a manner that will maximize your goals and minimize tax liabilities. Our attorneys have more than 40 years of experience reviewing and drafting a vast array of trusts — including charitable trusts, dynasty trusts, generation-skipping trusts, irrevocable trusts, Q-TIP trusts, revocable trusts, special needs trusts, spendthrift trusts and more.

During a free initial consultation at our office in Tustin, we will go over your needs and concerns so we can help you create a trust that best suits your needs and the needs of your family. Reach out to us online to get started.

Trusted Guidance During Trust Disputes

As with will contests, heirs and beneficiaries will frequently argue regarding the trustor's competence at the time the trust was executed, or raise claims that specific individuals exercised undue influence over the trustor for personal gain.

At Kinley & Styskal, we've seen it all. Our trust litigation lawyers have successfully resolved a broad range of trust disputes, including:

  • Actions that are detrimental to the best interests of the beneficiaries
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Commingling of funds
  • Controversies over the valuation of trust assets
  • Failing to file tax returns
  • Failure to provide an accounting of trust assets
  • Fraud to induce the trustor to execute a trust
  • Incapacity of the trustor
  • Negligent investment of trust assets
  • Petitioning the court for the removal of trustees
  • Refusal to distribute assets to the beneficiaries
  • Self-dealing

Because trustors frequently designate inexperienced laymen to act as trustees, disputes frequently result over the failure to abide with the requirements set for under California law, leading to disputes and costly litigation.

We understand what is at stake. When you are involved in a tense trust dispute and need a powerful advocate by your side, call Kinley & Styskal at 949-423-6783, or send us an email to schedule your free initial consultation.