Kurt Van Sciver

Attorney at Law

Since 2009, my focus has been on helping families navigate some of life’s most difficult moments. From estate administration to trust and estate litigation to conservatorships, I deliver the strategic guidance you and your loved ones need to make smart decisions for the future. Reach out to my firm in Bakersfield, California, to get started. I proudly serve the surrounding areas of Visalia, Tehachapi, and Ridgecrest.

Practice Areas

Serving the people of Bakersfield, Kern County & the San Joaquin Valley

Trust & Estate Litigation

If you believe that you have grounds to contest a loved one’s trust or will, let me help you navigate the litigation process.

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Trust & Estate Administration

Don’t face the process of administering an estate or trust alone. Turn to my firm, Van Sciver Law, for counsel you can rely on.

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If a loved one has lost the ability to take care of themselves, you may consider filing a petition for conservatorship.

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For Skilled Estate Guidance

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What Does the Process Look Like?

When you meet with me, here’s what I’ll do:

Hear Your Story

When it comes to issues like estate litigation and administration, you need a legal partner who will take the time to get to know you.

Outline A Plan

Once I understand your goals and needs, I’ll create a clear roadmap for how to proceed that prioritizes your best interests.

Seek Results

No matter the obstacles that arise along the way, I’ll stop at nothing to pursue the favorable resolution you need and deserve.

Goal-Oriented Legal Counsel
Courthouse icon Disputes involving trusts and estates can be frustrating, especially if you’re going through them alone. Let me take the weight off your shoulders.

After the loss of a loved one, you deserve the chance to focus solely on healing and moving forward. Unfortunately, administering the decedent’s estate can pull your attention away from what truly matters during this difficult time, especially if disputes arise regarding trusts, wills, and other legal documents. I’m here to help.

If you believe that undue influence, diminished capacity, or other damaging circumstances caused your loved one to make decisions regarding their estate plan that they wouldn’t have made otherwise, you may have grounds to file a contest.

If your contest is successful, the will or trust at hand will be deemed invalid, meaning it will no longer be considered when determining how your loved one’s estate should be administered and how their assets should be distributed. 

Let me work to amplify your voice and advocate for your needs. Together, we can strive to ensure that the decedent’s estate is settled according to their true wishes, and in a fair and just manner. Schedule a consultation with my firm, Van Sciver Law, to take action in Bakersfield. I serve those in Visalia, Tehachapi, and Ridgecrest.