Trust Beneficiary Litigation | Prevention, Protection & Pursuit
I’m Mike Hackard of Hackard Law. All trust beneficiary litigation, with its potent blend of family feuds, grief over loss, and conflict over money, is ultimately a quest for justice: the prevention of harm, protection of the victims, and pursuit of beneficiary rights.
An abused beneficiary experiences several emotions: a deep-rooted mix of family expectations, fear of rejection, and mourning. These cases stem from wrongdoing – from the violation of moral, family or legal rules.
Trustees who fraudulently or recklessly breach their duties of loyalty and fidelity may be liable for the emotional distress damages inflicted on the abused beneficiary. Lawsuits may be filed to prevent further harm to beneficiaries. To protect them from continuing or threatened wrongdoing.
The pursuit of beneficiary rights may be focused on flawed accounting, delayed distributions, or old-fashioned fraud. Wronged beneficiaries seek legal help. They seek what’s rightfully theirs and has been taken from them.
The type of help needed is not always clear. This is where experience counts. We turn to experienced medical professionals when we are injured. We don’t go to a dermatologist for a broken leg – or to a dentist for an eye injury.
Hackard Law’s focus on estate, trust and catastrophic injury litigation gives us great perspective on the rights and remedies of abused and injured trust beneficiaries. We review case facts, consider courses of action, and fashion hourly or contingency fee attorney-client agreements as appropriate.
Call us at Hackard Law – 916 313-3030. We want to hear your story.
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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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