Sacramento House Disputes | Trust Litigation Attorneys
- March 16, 2020 - Estate Litigation, Trust Litigation,
When someone wrongfully takes the family home in an estate or trust dispute, Sacramento heirs and beneficiaries end up frozen out and seemingly short of options.
Sacramento’s housing market has seen tremendous growth, and the median home value is just over $350,000. Unfortunately, higher real estate prices will tempt wrongdoers to steal the family home through fraud, undue influence and elder financial exploitation.
There are around 574,000 owner-occupied houses in Sacramento County, and residents 50 and older dominate ownership statistics at 65%. Senior citizens are more susceptible to fraud and undue influence, especially those suffering cognitive impairments like Alzheimer’s or dementia, which means they’re more vulnerable to undue influence or elder financial abuse.
The wrongful transfer of a house as estate or trust property might be discovered while the senior is still alive, but oftentimes a fraudulent conveyance is only found out after the elder has passed on. The wrongdoer thinks they’re in the clear – but they’re not.
Wrongful house transfers can be detected in documents like title to a property, a deed, a will or a trust. These stories are more common than you might think among Sacramento estate heirs and trust beneficiaries. Hackard Law has litigated and successfully resolved house disputes involving Sacramento, Carmichael, Fair Oaks, East Sacramento, and other neighborhoods.
We litigate these cases in Sacramento County’s probate and/or civil courts. Each of these, of course, has its own unique characteristics, and past performance does not guarantee future results.
Hackard Law represents beneficiaries and heirs in significant estate, trust and elder financial abuse litigation cases where we think that we can make a substantial difference and there is a wrongdoer who can be held financially accountable for their wrongdoing. Call us at 916-313-3030 so we can see how we can help you.
Attorney Michael Hackard
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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