Hess-Verdon & Associates

HESS-VERDON IS THE LEADING LOS ANGELES TRUST & ESTATES, PROBATE LITIGATION LAW FIRM

During these hard times, we know it’s vitally important to save time, money, peace of mind, and receive the highest of top quality counsel!

Hess-Verdon is one of the highest top-quality counsel that cares and fights for your legal needs.

Our managing partners have practiced law for over 30+ years. We have deep court experience, and after 1500+ clients throughout our tenure, you will receive in-depth knowledge in trust & estates, business, and real estate matters.
For a limited time, we are offering a free no-obligation case evaluation. Feel free to call, and our helpful staff will set you up with one of our specialized attorneys.

Our Guarantee: Courteous treatment with respect and professionalism with a commitment to delivering high quality, client-centered focus.

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Los Angeles Trust Litigation Attorneys

Choosing the Right Trust Estate Litigation Law Firm is Crucial

Hess-Verdon is the Right Trust Estate Litigation Law Firm

When it comes to searching for a Trust Litigation Attorney in Los Angeles,  Hess-Verdon & Associates is a top Southern California trusts and estate law firm in the state of California at both the trial and appellate levels.

Our law firm is well versed in estate planningtrust administration, and trust litigation.

We believe in Aggressive legal representation with a team of experts that protect you, our preferred client, with current tax and estate planning and trust litigation strategies.

To continue, our litigation lawyers have years of extensive experience in strategy, trial preparation, and trial presentation to help you with your case. 

Hess-Verdon welcomes the opportunity to discuss your case, our staffing approaches, qualifications, and rate structures. Our goal is a view toward the successful resolution of Estate and trust-related matters. 

 

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HESS-VERDON IS YOUR #1 LOS ANGELES TRUST & ESTATE LAW FIRM

(DEEP BENCH COURT TIME)

Are you considering the need for trust litigation in Los Angeles? If so, it is vastly important to receive expert counsel to protect the inheritance of your family and your fiduciary duty.

Hess-Verdon & Associates PLC will help you safeguard your legal rights.

When considering Trust litigation, it can drain your time and money very fast. Trust litigation cases involve disputes over the trust administration process. For this reason, Hess-Verdon offers a free no-obligation counsel. We are here to serve the southern California families.

Hess-Verdon & Associates is a leading California estate planning law firm. Hess-Verdon is involved in litigation regarding wills, trusts, and estates. Estate litigation is our primary focus and accounts for much of Hess-Verdon’s work in court, and our track record in litigation is extensive and impressive.

As an Orange County Trust Attorney, here at Hess-Verdon, our knowledgable and aggressive courtroom representation ensures family members, Trustees, beneficiaries receive their legal rights and maintain the grantor’s wishes. We work closely with families in Los Angeles!

Learn more about the Hess-Verdon Trust Litigation team.

Trust Litigation Overview FY 2020

It’s often quite difficult to find attorneys experienced in Trust and estates with proven litigation skills. To understand the legal and administrative aspects of litigation is an administrative headache. To continue, let’s go over a few essential facts and best practices to receive proper legal counsel and avoid legal complications.

First and foremost, our Trust litigation attorneys work throughout Los Angeles and surrounding counties and have over 30 years of estate planning and Trust litigation experience. Our attorneys are well versed in mitigating loss, ensuring you a cost-effective process.

If you need immediate assistance with your estate, you may reach us at 1-888-318-4430.

Need a Second Opinion?

Many times a Trustee, Beneficiary, will need a second opinion on their current litigation. Here at Hess-Verdon, we confidentially evaluate the pros can con of your situation. Our lawyers will tell you the truth about the source of delays, and any other questions you may have.

Here is what a Hess-Verdon Attorney will cover during our talks.

  • Where do I stand?
  • Why is my case taking so long?
  • Is it my lawyer?
  • Do you wish your current attorney was more like your opposing counsel? What options are at your disposal?
  • Why is the cost of litigation so high? 
  • When will this be finally over? Do I have a case, and what are my options?
  • When should I settle and for how much?

To add, if you have other questions, feel free to share it with our attorney staff. If you have questions that your current attorney is not getting back to you with, or the litigation has taken an unexpected turn, you should seek a second opinion immediately. Call today and or fill out the contact form below, and we will promptly assist you.

Choosing the Right Trust Estate Litigation Lawyer is Crucial

Hess-Verdon is the Right Trust Estate Litigation Lawyer 

When it comes to searching for a Trust Litigation Attorney in Los Angeles,  Hess-Verdon & Associates is a top Southern California trusts and estate law firm in the state of California at both the trial and appellate levels.

Our law firm is well versed in estate planningtrust administration, and trust litigation.

We believe in Aggressive legal representation with a team of experts that protect you, our preferred client, with current tax and estate planning and trust litigation strategies.

To continue, our litigation lawyers have years of extensive experience in strategy, trial preparation, and trial presentation to help you with your case. 

Hess-Verdon welcomes the opportunity to discuss your case, our staffing approaches, qualifications, and rate structures. Our goal is a view toward the successful resolution of Estate and trust-related matters. 

 

What Is Trust Litigation?

Trust litigation is where a Trustee or Beneficiary feel their legal rights are in jeopardy and need legal counsel. Trust litigation is between the Beneficiary vs. the Trustee. One reason that arises is due to the lack of transparency. The Beneficiary’s sometimes feel the Trustee may be self-dealing. Self-dealing is when a Trustee puts their wishes in front of the Beneficiaries. When a Trustee takes on the fiduciary duty, they know to comply with the wishes of the Trustor. 

As an overview, after the Beneficiary or Trustee submits documents to the attorneys, both parties may be asked to do the following:

  • Litigate
  • Mediate
  • Arbitrate

If Trust litigation is needed, then selecting Hess-Verdon is a clear choice. Our recommendation to a Trustee is the following: If you are a Trustee, best to keep communication open with proper bookkeeping. If you have, then you are on the right side of the courts.

Why Hire Hess-Verdon trust litigation attorneys

Here at Hess-Verdon, we counsel you, our preferred client, on various aspects of estate disputes. Our team will go over investigating potential claims, evaluation of the merits of bringing a claim, filing or defending a claim, and, if necessary, litigating a claim through trial or settlement.

With Hess-Verdon Trust Litigators, in many instances, can settle such proceedings without having to go to trial. Once we take into account the merits of the positions of the respective parties, we can find a strategic path to maintain the settlor’s wishes.  

Rest assured, the Hess-Verdon team is ready to help you. We are a full-service law firm, handling thousands of probate and trust litigation cases. Handling so many cases has helped us know exactly steps are crucial for the best outcome of litigation cases.

Are you a Beneficiary of a Trust and in Need of Counsel?

If you are a beneficiary and are concerned that the trust administration process is compromised, you have the right to legal action. Here as Hess-Verdon, we can discuss your situation, allowing you to understand where you stand and the rights of a beneficiary.

Disputes involving Living Trusts include the following:

  • Trustee fails to make distributions: Under probate code 16000, a trustee has the fiduciary duty to administer the living trust according to the trust instrument. Many times, a trustee has “absolute” discretion over trust distributions. With that said, they must still work within their “Fiduciary principles,” i.e., be fair.
  • Claims of breach of fiduciary duty
  • Failure to administer the Trust based on the trust document.
  • The Trustee is “self-dealing” with the trust assets.
  • The Trustee pays themselves an exorbitant compensation.
  • Trustee fails to report to the beneficiaries
  • Failure to make a timely accounting
  • Failure to invest trust assets properly

How do we contest the Trust?

  • Get a copy of the trust agreement from the Trustee. Make sure to review all pages and amendments. The Trust should clearly state the responsibilities of the Trustee and how disbursements are managed.
  • Verify you have the right to request a report.   
  • Contact a Hess Verdon experienced trust litigation attorney. Hess-Verdon Lawyers offers a second opinion, generally at no-cost to our new clients.

If you, as a beneficiary, find yourself in need of legal counsel, Hess-Verdon & Associates are well versed from the Beneficiary standpoint. 

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“Absolutely top notch firm for handling all your estate planning matters.”

Dean Williams

Client Since 1995

stars 5 Top Los Angeles Trust Litigation Attorneys | #1 Litigators

“Definitely a firm that will “fight to the finish.”

Frances Gruben

Client Since 2010

stars 5 Top Los Angeles Trust Litigation Attorneys | #1 Litigators

“I have been working with this firm since 1994; you can’t beat a firm like this, that is so ethical and competent.”

Dixie Fisher

Client Since 1994

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