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A Leading Trust, Estate And Conservatorship Litigation Firm

At Hinojosa & Forer LLP, we focus on litigation resolution. Estate disputes are not occasional cases for our attorneys, but the primary focus of our practice. That focus can be an advantage for you. It allows us to avoid mistakes that can seriously affect the outcome of your case. Throughout our decades of work, we have seen individuals and attorneys attempt to resolve trust, estate, and conservatorship disputes using methods that harm everyone involved.

Our goal is to provide strong, effective representation that focuses on your best interests and seeks to minimize the length and cost of the dispute. The emotional strain of probate and trust litigation proceedings can be extremely challenging, especially when the parties to the litigation are family members, but a good Los Angeles estate litigation attorney can streamline your case and help you understand your options for resolving the matter. Hinojosa & Forer LLP has years of experience representing clients in tough litigation and can assist you in resolving your current case successfully and efficiently.

Benefits of Legal Counsel in Estate, Trust, and Conservatorship Litigation

Any litigation can be daunting, but estate, trust, and conservatorship disputes often involve complex and emotionally charged family dynamics. Hinojosa & Forer LLP have helped many past clients navigate their cases efficiently, and we have broad professional experience handling a wide variety of estate, trust, and conservatorship disputes for clients throughout the Los Angeles, CA, area.  Other attorneys often refer their complex litigation cases to us.

Our areas of practice include:

  • Contested documents — Who has the legal right to challenge a will, trust, or other estate planning instruments? And on what basis? We can explain the legal options and possible outcomes of disputes regarding wills, trusts, powers of attorney, or other estate planning documents.
  • Conservatorship disputes — In conservatorship litigation, we represent either side in a given case, whether it is petitioning the court to establish a conservatorship of the person or estate or opposing an unwarranted conservatorship on behalf of the proposed conservatee. Our firm can also help resolve conservatorship disputes that arise when family members believe a conservator has failed to uphold their legal responsibilities to the conservatee.
  • Allegations of undue influence or lack of capacity — Has someone benefited after pressuring the decedent to make certain dispositions in a will or trust? Did the party participate in the drafting of the document? Did the party isolate the decedent? Did the decedent lack the legal capacity to execute a document at the time the document was executed? For any estate, trust, or conservatorship designation to be legally enforceable, the document’s creator must have the legal capacity to create the document in the first place. Moreover, said document must be the result of the decedent’s freely exercised intent, and not due to any undue influence.
  • Breach of fiduciary duty and related fiduciary disputes — Our experience can help find a resolution to allegations that a trustee or other fiduciary has been irresponsible or stepped outside the scope of his or her duties and caused damage or defend fiduciaries against such allegations. Anyone who intentionally or carelessly breaches a fiduciary duty in any estate, trust, or conservatorship matter faces liability for any damage their actions cause to the beneficiaries or conservatee they are supposed to protect. We also often help clients prepare or compel accountings in connection with fiduciary disputes.
  • Financial elder abuse — Many estate matters involve people dealing with health conditions or situations that are ripe for financial abuse. It is important to know the remedies for financial elder abuse and the effect of such a finding on the abuser’s inheritance.
  • Probate administration — If a person dies with no estate plan in place or a will is admitted to probate, the probate court will oversee the administration process. This can be notoriously tedious and time-consuming, and you need experienced administration counsel you can trust to guide you through the probate proceeding.

Estate, trust, and conservatorship disputes are often multifaceted and emotionally stressful for everyone involved. Having legal counsel you can trust readily available to address your concerns and answer your questions is an invaluable asset for navigating these difficult cases.

When you choose Hinojosa & Forer LLP to represent you, our team will work quickly to determine what challenges you are most likely to encounter in your efforts to resolve your case. Our goal is to help you approach the situation with confidence and peace of mind.

Effective, Efficient Resolution Of Trust, Estate And Conservatorship Disputes

Litigation over estates, trusts, and conservatorships can be incredibly tense, and tempers can easily flare in ways that make resolving the case seem impossible. It’s important to remember that while every litigator is an attorney, not all attorneys are litigators. A litigator is an attorney familiar with active courtroom procedures for resolving client cases. They are comfortable appearing in court, representing clients in front of local judges, and interacting with various aspects of the Los Angeles civil court system on behalf of their clients. While many attorneys practicing various types of law tend to avoid litigation whenever possible and settle their clients’ cases outside of court, that is not what you can expect from Hinojosa & Forer LLP.

Find Your Legal Team Today

The right attorney can significantly impact the outcome of any estate, trust or conservatorship case. Hinojosa & Forer LLP has years of professional experience representing clients in difficult litigation and helping them navigate through complicated issues.

Our goal is to help our clients understand all of the complex legal mechanisms in their cases. Our team can assist you with all aspects of estate administration, and help you resolve disputes regarding a trust, will, or conservatorship. The sooner you secure legal representation from a trustworthy Los Angeles estate litigation attorney, the better your chances are of reaching a positive outcome to your case.

Hinojosa & Forer LLP is ready to assist you with any trust, estate, or conservatorship-related dispute you face in Los Angeles County. Please contact our firm in Los Angeles to schedule an initial meeting to discuss your trust, estate or conservatorship matter. We can be reached at 310-473-7000 or by sending an email.

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