Limitations on Attorney Fees Under Probate Code Section 17211

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In Soria v. Soria, 2010 DJDAR 8945 (2010), the Fourth Appellate District decided a case which demonstrates the limitations of Probate Code Section 17211(b). Probate Code Section 17211(b) permits a probate court to award attorney fees to the beneficiary of a trust who contests the trustees’ accounting, if the trustee opposes the contest without reasonable cause and in bad faith.

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