The California probate, estate & trust litigation attorneys of Hackard Law utilize a wide range of skills to civilly prosecute estate, financial elder abuse and undue influence wrongdoers in the Superior Courts of the State of California. For law firms like Hackard Law, a vigorous estate litigation practice includes a large number of financial elder abuse lawsuits processing through the state's civil courts as well as a large litigation caseload in California's probate court system. A major area where clients turn to us for help is Los Angeles.
Los Angeles is just one of California's counties where Hackard Law attorneys frequently practice. The law firm's attorneys also regularly litigate cases in Sacramento, San Francisco, Contra Costa, Alameda, Solano, El Dorado, Placer, and San Diego counties. California is a large state and the ability to practice throughout the state is enhanced by the CourtCall® Remote Appearance Platform, a technology that facilitates court appearances for attorneys and other participants in making routine Civil and Probate court appearances from their offices. An attorney may make a remote Court Appearance in San Francisco in the morning and Los Angeles in the afternoon without traveling from his or her office. This is a game changer for those whose law practice focus in probate, estate and trust litigation is not geographically limited by driving distance to the courthouse.
Probate issues encompass a fairly wide range of matters related to the disposition of estates. Common litigated disputes include: trust contests; will contests; undue influence; lack of capacity; and fraud claims. Such contests may include removal actions against trustees, executors and administrators as well as seeking damages against wrongdoing fiduciaries.
Hackard Law regularly files elder financial abuse actions in the Civil Courts where the right to a jury trial is preserved. This preference is based upon the fact that most Americans value the positive virtues of our jury system. It is said the jury is the guardian of the public trust and the voice of the community's values. The growing concern throughout our country in preventing the abuse of the elderly is spawning changes in the civil and criminal justice systems focused on more protection of elders in financial and public health matters.
If you would like to speak with an attorney at Hackard Law about a contested or disputed estate, trust or probate litigation matter in Los Angeles, then call us at Hackard Law: 916-313-3030. We look forward to speaking with you.