Contentious Trusts & Probate | Mediation for Beneficiaries
- January 16, 2023 - Abused Beneficiaries, Trust Litigation,
I’m Mike Hackard of Hackard Law. Our law firm represents domestic and foreign trust beneficiaries facing California contentious trusts and probate matters.
We litigate in California’s largest urban areas, including Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Sacramento.
Contingency fees are our preferred fee arrangements. If we don’t succeed in trial or settlement, we don’t get paid. All agreements must conform to California law and disclosures.
Our decades-long experience helps steer aggrieved beneficiaries through the rocky waters of trust litigation. Emotional intelligence, coupled with the technical skills, helps to handle large and difficult cases.
Many California Courts have massive case backlogs brought on by courthouse closures and pandemic-related disruptions. Case law and Court preferences are making mandatory mediation commonplace in contentious trusts and probate matters.
These delays have in turn increased the value of mediation advocacy. Mediation requires a different set of skills than trial work. Opposing parties are the audience that counts.
Tactics that may be effective in a court or jury trial can be disastrous in mediation. A move toward resolution requires a mix of respect, advocacy, and human understanding.
Should you find yourself as a party in a California contentious trusts and probate proceeding, call Hackard Law today at 916-313-3030 to schedule your free trust dispute consultation. We’ll work to get you the money you deserve.
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Michael Hackard is a top rated “AV” for over 20 years (“AV Preeminent is a significant rating accomplishment- a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.”). Avvo also ranks him with their highest rating – “ 10.0 Rating – ‘Superb.’” Michael is also a “SuperLawyer” – an honor reserved for no more than five percent of attorneys in each state. [ Attorney Bio ]
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