SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hackard Law attorneys regularly represent Sacramento-area trustees as well as local and out of state beneficiaries in probate, trust and estate disputes. The dramatic growth of the region's population has not only increased jobs and commute distances, it has also increased the volume of trust litigation. Common issues include accountings, trustee removal petitions, undue influence, elder financial abuse, fraud, and concealment actions.
The Greater Sacramento Area includes seven California counties: Sacramento, Yolo, El Dorado, Placer, Sutter, Yuba and Nevada counties. It is common that trust and estate proceedings brought in one California county must legally notice heirs and beneficiaries in other parts of California and throughout the United States. Family members, dealing with the grief and loss from their loved one's death, are often overwhelmed by the timing and complexities of estate matters. Hackard Law attorneys regularly represent these beneficiaries, both in early resolution of common disputes and litigating matters that might seem beyond timely resolution.
Sibling disputes often surface soon after memorial proceedings. Deaths of parents may change the fabric of the family. Grief differs among all family members, and counseling amidst this grief can be challenging. The time constraints for trust and estate challenges can easily exacerbate the frustration and breakdowns in communications that can accompany the loss. Lawyers counseling family members should be sensitive to the repercussions from death's unsettling course – particularly as to unexpected or wrongful death cases.
Lawyers, whether knowingly or not, become part of their client's grieving process. It is important to recognize this early on and to not treat estate and trust conflicts as another simple commercial dispute. Emotions run high, and bereaved clients need to have the best in advocacy. We're there to minimize the likelihood that litigation will become "a runaway train," an unguided conflict consuming both the financial resources of the estate and the emotional stability of the survivors.
About Hackard Law, a Professional Law Corporation Hackard Law, a Professional Law Corporation, focuses on litigation matters. Michael A. Hackard is the principal attorney of the Sacramento-area law firm representing trustees, beneficiaries and heirs in estate, probate and trust litigation. For information about Michael A. Hackard, please visit:
Michael A. Hackard, Hackard Law
10630 Mather Blvd.
Mather, Sacramento County, CA 95655
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