Call 760.689.0705

Attorney at Law

STEPHEN C. HINZE

 

Effective Representation - Reasonable Fees - Since 1985

Practice Areas

Contact Us

 

Phone:  (760) 689-0705

Fax: (760) 454-2427

email:

sch@schinzelaw.com

217 Civic Center Drive

Suite 10

Vista, CA 92084

 

Disclaimer: The information contained herein is for information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. You should not act or fail to act based on the information on this website. The content contains general information only, and may not reflect recent changes to the law. All cases differ – please contact an attorney in your area to get legal advice as it pertains to your situation.

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.

 

Copyright © 2017 Stephen C. Hinze - Attorney at Law

 

Escondido, Carlsbad

 

 

 

 

Vista Probate Litigation Attorney Steve Hinze is a seasoned litigator who represents individuals in contested probate-related matters. He will bring over 30 years of experience and personal attention as he advocates for your interests in any part of the probate process, including the challenging of a will or disputes regarding the manner in which a decedent’s wishes are being handled.

We understand the many legal issues and unexpected complications which may arise after a family member’s passing. The complex probate process includes detailed mandates which may be challenged by interested parties. Probate Litigation Lawyer Steve C. Hinze has extensive experience in these matters, and he is committed to finding an efficient and affordable solution for your legal troubles.

Whether you are challenging or defending a will or the handling of a deceased loved one’s estate, call Vista Probate Litigation Lawyer Steve Hinze at (760) 689-0705 to arrange a complimentary consultation. During your 30-minute initial consultation, Mr. Hinze will take the time to listen to your situation, answer your questions, and provide an analysis of the best approach to achieve a positive outcome on your behalf. Your phone call will go directly to Attorney Hinze. When in court or with another client, the attorney does not answer calls. He respectfully asks you to leave a voicemail message, and he will contact you soon.

Probate Litigation Attorney in Vista, California

After a death, family members may feel the additional burden and stress of tying up the loose ends of an estate in addition to experiencing the heavy emotions that come with losing a loved one. Legal difficulties, whether intentional or negligent, may add to these concerns regarding the decedent’s will or rules of distribution if no will exists. Probate Litigation Attorney Steve Hinze is dedicated to helping clients resolve probate litigation matters in an efficient, effective manner.

In California, the estate of a deceased individual goes through the probate process as the assets are collected and distributed. Probate Litigation Lawyer Steve Hinze has considerable experience settling probate disputes which may arise at any point of this process. A beneficiary or excluded heir may bring legal action if he or she believes their rights have been threatened.

Probate Litigation Attorney Steve Hinze represents the interests of beneficiaries, heirs, excluded heirs, and estate executors and administrators in a wide range of matters, including:

  • Challenges to the Will: Are the true wishes of the deceased person being honored?
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty by the Executor: Has the executor circumvented the will?
  • Creditor Claims: Have debts been properly addressed?
  • Disputes among Beneficiaries: Have heirs received proper notification?
  • Unlawful Distribution of Assets: Have estate assets been distributed in a timely manner?
  • Improper Probate Accounting: Is information available to all parties?
  • Inclusion of Assets: Which assets are included in the estate?
  • Undue Influence: Has the decedent been convinced to alter the will? Is foul play involved?
  • Fraud: Have assets been improperly converted? Was the will forged?
  • Testamentary Capacity: Was the decedent incompetent or lacking in mental capacity when signing the will?

Stephen C. Hinze, Attorney at Law, has been successfully resolving probate issues since 1985. His reputation within the community is reflected in referrals and the positive feedback he receives from clients.

Contact Probate Litigation Lawyer Steve Hinze

If you have been left out of a will, have reason to challenge the validity of a will, or are disputing the handling of the estate, contact Vista Probate Litigation Attorney Steve Hinze for skilled legal representation. Mr. Hinze understands the sensitive nature of this type of conflict which often involves members within the same family.

Contact our probate litigation law firm by calling (760) 689-0705 to schedule a free consultation with Probate Litigation Lawyer Steve Hinze. Mr. Hinze will review your circumstances, and help you understand the nuances of the law which affect your rights. He will work with you to develop a strategy designed to achieve the best possible outcome.

Our office can also be reached online. Please submit your information on the Probate Litigation Case Evaluation Form, and we will arrange for your free, private consultation.

 

 

Vista Probate Litigation Lawyer Steve C. Hinze