CA Probate 850 Heggstad Petition | Los Angeles County
- January 5, 2017 - Estate Litigation,
You’re the heir to an estate in Los Angeles – and you expect that your rightful inheritance will be distributed to you fairly and on time. But then you notice that estate assets begin disappearing. Someone is committing estate theft – maybe it’s the trustee or an untrustworthy family member.
What are your options? What steps can you take in Los Angeles probate court? California probate law allows you to file a Section 850/Heggstad Petition. The Heggstad Petition allows abused heirs and beneficiaries to begin the process of discovery by:
- Demand for Production of Documents
In other words, the Section 850/Heggstad Petition forces disclosure of potential wrongdoing, including fraud, elder financial abuse or undue influence. Hackard Law has provided an example of what a Heggstad Petition looks like so that you can see it for yourself: