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Fighting for your
      Rightful Inheritance

At Van Dyke & Associates, APLC in San Diego, we are a boutique law firm with the unique skill, experience, and reputation in probate litigation to resolve even the most contentious types of trusts and estates disputes.

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Our Practice is Limited to Complex, Contested and Contentious Trusts & Estates Matters.

Litigation relating to probate issues, will contests, trust administration, and other related matters are all we do. We are not estate planning lawyers and do not engage in any related transactional work. By limiting our practice solely to Trusts & Estate Litigation, we are able to draw on decades of civil litigation experience and have earned substantial victories for clients in trial and appellate courts throughout California.

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Explore How We Can Help

TRUSTS & ESTATES LITIGATION

Trusts and estates are repositories of wealth, and where you find wealth, you often find disputes over how assets should be distributed. If your loved one had a large estate, there’s an increased likelihood of probate litigation. Likewise, high-value trusts often spur challenges to the trustee and their decisions. At Van Dyke & Associates, APLC, we provide guidance and advocacy for parties with an interest in a trust or estate and we have vast experience representing interested parties in negotiations and litigation. Before you cede any property that you believe is rightfully yours, consult one of our experienced probate and trust litigation attorneys.

Put your trust dispute resolution in reputable, experienced hands.

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The staff at Van Dyke & Associates, APLC is well curated ensemble of award winning attorneys and legal support that allows us to confidently litigate even heavily disputed cases. We mean business. Our goal is to achieve stellar results for you and our years of probate expertise and niche focus have given us a unique advantage in this area of law.

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Richard S. Van Dyke, Esq.

ATTORNEY AT LAW

What clients and peers have to say about working with us

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“San Diego’s top probate and trust litigator. Highly recommend.”

 

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“First class attorney. Excellent, thorough work product and exceptional knowledge of probate and trust law.”

 

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“Highly qualified, extremely professional, and very competent firm.”

 

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Featured News & Case Studies

Client Case Study

SEFTON v. SEFTON

Once disinherited son files a Trust & Estate appeal in Probate court resulting in a $26MM settlement with his siblings. >

We’re ready to discuss your case and concerns.
Receive a complimentary consultation today. 

There’s no benefit to delaying a resolution when these disputes occur. Time is a precious resource so don't wait for your issues to worsen to seek legal counsel. Let us help, we’re on your side.

(619) 344-0977

Serving Client’s Throughout Southern California Counties

SAN LUIS OBISBO  |  SANTA BARBARA  |   KERN  |  VENTURA  |  LOS ANGELES  |  SAN BERNARDINO  |  ORANGE |  RIVERSIDE  |  SAN DIEGO  |  IMPERIAL