Do you fear that your elderly relative or loved one is being taken advantage of financially? If so, Nor-Cal-Law's independent attorneys will aggressively represent the legal rights and financial interests of Northern California families whose elders have been victimized by predatory practices.
Perhaps a loved one recently passed on and left a last will and testament to provide for their close and dear family members, and now a 'long-lost' relative has come out of the woodwork with false claims about what they are entitled to. Or, perhaps, that loved one's will was mysteriously altered in the last few months or days of their life, leaving most or all of their estate to a caretaker or a new friend.
You can trust our caring probate litigation and elder abuse attorneys' extensive litigation experience and knowledge of probate law to right any wrong that's been done. Nor-Cal-Law is prepared to vigorously represent any party in will contests or probate litigation.
You and your loved one may be the victim of undue influence or elder abuse, including a will that may have been altered shortly before the decedent's passing. A Nor-Cal Lawyer can challenge the validity of a will on grounds of mental capacity or notarization, or defended an estate from challenges by omitted heirs and beneficiaries.
Your skilled, aggressive attorney can help you stop, or undo, elder fraud and undue influence of a senior citizen. How?
- Attorney's fees awarded to plaintiffs
- Revocation of the fraudulent estate plan in question
- Reinstatement of a previous will.
- Fraudulent relatives considered as "pre-deceased," eliminated from an inheritance entirely.
- Restitution of an estate, with all property returned
Elder abuse can be perpetrated by a complete stranger, a scam artist posing as the "new best friend" or a close relative: a son, daughter, nephew or niece who feels entitled after caring for an elderly relation. The more brazen elder abusers help themselves to heirlooms, vehicles or bank accounts. Sadly enough, they sometimes succeed, if only temporarily, in persuading their prey to change a will and leave the bulk of his or her estate to the so-called "caregiver."
Contact Our Probate Litigation and Elder Abuse Attorneys
When elder abuse or probate litigation issues arise within your family, contact Nor-Cal-Law to talk with an experienced attorney about effective strategies and solutions to your problems during your free initial consultation.