No one likes to be treated unfairly. We all have our stories when we've suffered an injustice, from being kids in school to our adulthood. And it's no different when you're a trust beneficiary whose rights have been violated. Los Angeles estate and trust litigation is a challenging field where you'll need an attorney with experience and the right skills to safeguard your interests. At Hackard Law, we represent LA-area clients who have been frozen out of their inheritance - maybe a bad trustee has overstepped their bounds, or a wrongdoer has committed elder financial abuse. It's our job to prevent any further harm to our client and to right the wrong.
When potential clients call to speak with me, they've already been through a range of emotions. They're experiencing everything from grief at the loss of a loved one to anger and frustration that someone they may have trusted - whether a caregiver, a stepmother, or even a sibling - wrongfully took estate assets from the family. Perhaps there are elements of fraud involved, or elder financial abuse and undue influence. You feel betrayed, and now you're in a contentious litigation dispute over a house, financial accounts, or treasured heirlooms with emotional significance. LA's Stanley Mosk Courthouse is probably not somewhere you love to visit, but you need to fight this. How do you recover what rightfully belongs to you?
There are concrete steps we take to begin the process of recovery and hold a wrongdoer accountable. Among these steps are removing a bad-faith trustee, filing an 850 Heggstad petition to take stock of all trust assets, and stopping a wrongdoer from draining trust funds to pay for their legal defense. If you're unable to pay an attorney to pursue a trust lawsuit, Hackard Law takes some litigation cases on a contingency basis. In these instances we address all the details of any advancement of cost and attorney's fees in the contingency fee agreement.
When your trust beneficiary rights are under threat, you need a trust litigator who is dedicated to protecting your interests and your family's future. Hackard Law represents clients from throughout the Los Angeles area, so call us today at 213-357-5200. We'll be happy to do a free telephone consultation and see how we can help you.