I’m a sibling lawyer. My career started early, as a middle child, and now continues as a Sacramento-based trust and estate litigation attorney. Most of my clients are grappling with sisters or brothers over the care and finances of aging or deceased parents. In Family Feud parlance, my “survey says” that sibling versus sibling is the top category of matchups in California trust and estate disputes.
Will this happen in your family? What leads siblings to litigate? In many of my cases, cracks in family relationships were evident long before anyone filed papers at the courthouse. But I’ve had many clients tell me they were always close to their siblings and “never saw it coming.”