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Trust & Estate Litigation Attorney in Bakersfield, California

You deserve an attorney who truly values your input and insight.

I’m not the kind of attorney who does all the talking. At Van Sciver Law, your voice matters most. Tell me your story—I’m here to listen. When you come to me for advice, I’ll work with you to outline a plan that prioritizes your needs. Then, we’ll execute that plan point by point. My approach to the law is collaborative, forward-thinking, and focused on you.

At Van Sciver Law, I make client communication and education a priority.

The legal process can be complex. I strive to simplify it for my clients. As we work together to determine your possible options for how to proceed, I will provide clarity every step of the way. While litigating a trust, administering an estate, or petitioning for a conservatorship may seem overwhelming, remember this: you are not alone. We’re in this together.

I bring a calm demeanor and an analytical mind to every single case.

I serve as my clients’ calm through their storms. In the face of even the most contentious disputes, I aim to remain cool and collected, no matter what comes our way. Through issues like estate and trust litigation, you need an advocate in your corner who will serve as your pillar of strength when times get tough. I am prepared to be that advocate for you.

Kurt Van Sciver



What Does the Process Look Like?

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



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.



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



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

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.