Do you need a trust litigation attorney? Perhaps you are an heir to an estate, and you have been disinherited. Maybe you are a beneficiary of a trust, and the trustee is not providing you with information or the timely distribution of trust assets. Or you could be the child, grandchild, brother, or sister of a vulnerable elder who is the victim of elder financial abuse. If you or your loved one is injured because of someone else's wrongdoing or negligence, you should talk to an experienced California attorney to find out what rights you have. You may recover for your injury or the injury to your loved one.
Your time is more valuable than money. You want legal services with the least amount of hassle. Simple is better. This is not always easy. Still, there are things that you can do to make your first meeting or conversation with a trust litigation attorney more efficient. Sketch a timeline of the wrongdoing that you are aware of. It might be that a dishonest relative took a vulnerable elder's money during his or her last days. Maybe bank accounts were transferred, and the transferee is hiding information regarding the change of accounts.
You can start a preliminary review of California law firms or individual attorneys. You can ask friends or co-workers for recommendations and/or do an internet search. Most attorneys have a website where you can explore the area of practice that you are most interested. Many firms also have Facebook pages and some have YouTube videos. Attorney websites like AVVO.com may also be helpful. An attorney's Google places pages will also provide helpful information.
Many law firms provide an initial free phone or meeting consultation to discuss the general parameters of your issue. See if you are comfortable with the person that you are speaking with or meeting for the first time. You can ask whether they've handled cases similar to yours and ask about the outcomes.
At Hackard Law, our attorneys are dedicated advocates for clients, and we're widely recognized for our experience in California estate, trust and elder financial abuse litigation. In certain instances we do represent clients on a contingency fee basis under the requirements of California law. We'll be happy to speak with you and consider your case. If you or a family member has had their rights violated by estate or financial elder abuse wrongdoing in Los Angeles, San Jose, Sacramento or Alameda County, and you would like to speak with a member of the Hackard Law team, call us at (916) 313-3030. We want to hear your story.