You know that something is wrong – something is just not right. How do you talk with a trust litigation attorney about trust issues when you know so little?
Maybe you don’t have a copy of the trust. Maybe you were frozen out of communication with your loved one over the last months – maybe years of his life. Maybe you weren’t even told of his death until days – maybe weeks from his passing.
How do you make sense of this? Well – let’s start with the truth that I’m just like you. I’m sure that if you’re a doctor, an electrician, a carpenter or computer programmer that I don’t know a thing about your field. I don’t even know what questions to ask about issues in your profession or career.
I feel a little embarrassed that I know so little – I don’t know what terms to use. I don’t want to sound stupid – nobody does. But – let’s get over this.
Trust and estate litigation can be quite complex. One of the jobs of those whom focus in the area is to ask the right questions. And, how do we learn to ask the right questions? Largely through experience.
So, if you have a trust or estate issue we’ll ask you a lot of questions. We try not to use jargon or to sound like we’re a professor. We’ll see that some facts apply, and some don’t.
We’ll ask about relationships, properties, transfers and states of mind.
We’ll ask about homes, relatives and cognitive decline.
And, we’ll ask about your concerns – discovering the truth, righting a wrong, doing what’s fair.
We’ll listen for facts and how they fit into the application of California law that covers the protection of elders, beneficiaries and heirs. In the end, we talk with far more people than we ultimately represent.
At Hackard Law, we take cases where we believe that we can make a significant difference and there is a party who can be made financially responsible for their wrongdoing. We have cases in most of California’s major urban areas, including Sacramento, Alameda, Monterey, Riverside and Los Angeles.
If you would like to speak with us about your case, call us at Hackard Law 916 313-3030.