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Our attorneys and paralegals are experienced, talented, and aggressive in pursuit of your family estate plans.

We welcome the most complex litigation cases. Get a clear direction from our Hess-Verdon Attorneys.

We can help you explore all your options!

Let’s put a plan to protect what your family has worked hard to protect

My Family is Suing me

Are you being sued by a family member over a Trust or Will?

From threats to harassment to emotional distress, many people’s knee-jerk reaction is to sue and has become increasingly common. 

There are many options to resolve a family dispute in court and out of court. 

With over 30 years, Hess-Verdon has handled Trust and Estate Lawsuits and dealing with family dynamics. Do not panic; Hess-Verdon is ready to help you today.

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Beneficiary is attacking me

Attacked by a beneficiary who objects to how you, a Trustee, or Administrator, is handling an estate?

Prevent Trustees from Making Some Common Mistakes. 

Duties | Delays | Choices | Distributions

Timing on each one is critical to avoid litigation

Hess-Verdon has over 30 years of dealing with Beneficiary and trustee disputes. Let us review your situation. You’ll be glad you did. Contact us for a No Charge, No-Obligation Consultation.

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Trustee Deadlines

Up against or even missed a deadline? Know which ones are upcoming?

Shore up your fiduciary responsibilities 

Conflict of Interest | Distribution of Funds | Upcoming deadlines

And put yourself back on track and avoid a trustee removal petition

Time is ticking, and seeking guidance from a Hess-Verdon Attorney is your attorney source to know protect your family’s legacy. Contact us for a No Charge, No-Obligation Consultation.

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Trustee & Co-Trustee Not Getting Along

Unanimous decisions not taking place between Trustee and co-trustee? Are you not getting along, causing distress?

Reduce and eliminate challenges associated with sibling co-trustees and avoid major litigation!

Hess-Verdon & Associates works diligently to eliminate legal predicaments for the Trustee and Co-Trustee. Seeing thousands of problems facing Trustees has allowed us to assist and complete the wishes of the Trustor/Executor. Contact us for a No Charge, No-Obligation Consultation.

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Be sure to schedule an appointment if any of these situations apply or you have any questions regarding your unique situation

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Trustee Removal

Are you a Trustee or Beneficiary where protection of the Trustors wishes are being challenged and causing family disputes?

Develop strategies on preempting a Trust dispute and discover What You Need to Know About the Trustee Removal Process

Hess Verdon has a deep bench and knows both sides of the equation to remove or suspend a Trustee or to safeguard the Trustee from a frivolous legal process. Hess-Verdon top litigators will help you stay on track!

 

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Trustee Delaying my Inheritance

Past the reasonable “time period,” and Trustee has yet to make the required distributions?

Diagnose the stalling tactics from an uncooperative Trustee and UNCOVER Steps to Take to Get the Trustee to Distribute Your Inheritance.

Hess-Verdon, for over 30 years, has worked on both sides of the coin. Receive counsel on staying on the right side of the courts. Seeing thousands of problems facing Trustees and Beneficiaries has allowed us to assist and complete the wishes of the Trustor/Executor. Contact us for a No Charge, No-Obligation Consultation.

  

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Undue Influence

 

Do you feel a family member has been unfairly taken advantage of? Has the Trust been changed? Are they getting the proper care?

Incapacity | Caregiver Statute | Elder Abuse | 

These are just a few types of undue influence cases that we see in California.

With the emergence of elder abuse, Hess-Verdon has protected families throughout the state of California. Contact us for a No Charge, No-Obligation Consultation.

 

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Contesting a Trust

 Are You Considering Contesting a Trust or the most recent amendment? Was there a capacity issue or undue influence?

Be Careful when contesting a trust and know the elements it takes to protect the trust assets. Reserve your rights before Statute of limitations happen!

Hess-Verdon works hard to resolve Trust and Estate issues and preserve the estate by minimizing costly litigation. Contact us for a No Charge, No-Obligation Consultation.

 

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Elder Abuse

Has a family member has been subjected to emotional, physical, and financial abuse?

Whether it be a nursing home, or in their own home, they need to be protected.

Abandonment | Medical Abuse | Self-Neglect | Violation of Rights

From the evidence of medical experts to testimony of witnesses, Hess-Verdon & Associates will listen and guide you through this complicated legal arena. Understand your rights today! Contact us for a No Charge, No-Obligation Consultation.

 

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Trustee & Beneficiary Not Getting Along

 Disputes arising from the trust administration process? Transparency being questioned? Are you not receiving responses? Are you not getting timely updates? Feeling your rights are being violated?

Trustee Removal Petition Pending | Trust Accounting Issues | Delaying Inheritance | 

Are just a few of the reasons that create trust litigation.

Hess-Verdon knows the specific ways to get the Trust process back on track while preserving the Trust asset. Contact us for a No Charge, No-Obligation Consultation.

  

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Not Getting an Accounting

Entitled to an accounting? Not receiving reasonable information from the Trustee/Executor?

Ease your mind and gain peace by receiving answers on accounting timeframes and Trustee duties. Keep tuned-in to the estate matters and know when to litigate if the trustee fails and violates their fiduciary duty.

Hess-Verdon has a deep bench and works with the courts to compel the Trustee to prepare proper accounting. Learn what crucial deadlines are on the horizon and receive appropriate legal counsel. Contact us for a No Charge, No-Obligation Consultation.

  

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Step Parent Received All Inheritance

Is there any remedy whatsoever on receiving an inheritance from your biological parent? Are you out of an inheritance because it transferred to a surviving spouse?

Secure counsel today! Increasing your knowledge and Recognize if you have a legal leg to stand on. Was the Trust structured correctly with the Trust language necessary to pass assets to the biological children? 

Hess-Verdon & Associates works closely with blended families, focusing on proper setups of Trusts. Contact us for a No Charge, No-Obligation Consultation.

 

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Emotions Can Run High in Disputes Between Family Members, Especially in Matters Involving Money.

We have over 30 years of experience in resolving Trust and Estate Matters.

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Need a Second Opinion?

Are you feeling your attorney is not answering your questions? 

Up against a deadline | Going over Budget | Case Taking too Long 

These are just a few reasons why you need a second opinion.

Hess-Verdon has a deep bench experience and works with the courts. If you have questions that your attorney is not answering, or the litigation has taken unexpected twists and turns, Hess-Verdon has handled Trust and Estate Lawsuits for over 30 years. Do not panic; Hess-Verdon is ready to help you today.

 

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Need to Administer the Trust

Over your head in completing the Trust administration process? Beneficiaries pressuring you to comply with unsubstantiated deadlines? Are your fiduciary duties being questioned?

Acquire best trust administration practices while protecting your rights. Beware of deadlines and fiduciary duties, giving notice to legal heirs and beneficiaries. Watch for trust liability pitfalls and avoid what may go wrong.

Hess-Verdon has over 30 years’ experience administering trust assets for Trustees. Learn what deadlines are critical based on the appropriate legal counsel. Contact Hess-Verdon for a No Charge, No-Obligation Consultation.

   

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Changed Trust Before Death

Was a Trust changed while under the care of a brother, sister, or institution and possibly been influenced?

 Act fast and attain a strategy on resolving fraud, forgery, undue influence, while protecting your rights and staying on the right side of the court.

 Hess-Verdon & Associates helps seek proper legal advice and provides you with the sound direction you need to understand what constitutes an invalid Trust or amendment. Contact us for a No Charge, No-Obligation Consultation.

 

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Can't Locate Assets

Assets can be hidden in many ways when it comes to a Trust whether we are locating the assets for a Trustee or tracing assets for a beneficiary. 

Missing Trust Assets? Needing a detailed, comprehensive asset search?

Property Tracing | Bank Locates | Mortgages | Family Gifts | Transferring Assets to Family | Gifts to Friends | Hiding businesses under illegal names

Locating and validating assets require a team of experts with access to correct and timely international information. Hess-Verdon has an in-house private investigation team of former federal agents that assists our clients. Call now to find those assets.

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stars 5 Trust Litigation and Probate Litigation Attorneys

Truly exceptional law firm! They provided concise, decisive legal assistance during unanticipated events during estate proceedings. They made a bad situation better. Our family will always be grateful. There is no one I would rather have than Hess-Verdon & Associates representing my family.

Wade Shannon

Client Since 2014

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“We’ve always felt comfortable sharing our concerns with Hess-Verdon & Associates and have felt confident that the job was well done and the concerns answered.”

Malou Cole

Client Since 2006

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

Frances Gruben

Client Since 2010

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“Outstanding expertise and client support”

Suzanne Casey

Client Since 2018

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“Hess-Verdon is very professional and knowledgeable on corporate law, that can help with estate planning matters.”

Roy Trachsel

Client Since 1995

California Trust and Estate Litigation Experts

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Hess-Verdon & Associates is one of the most knowledgeable and sophisticated trusts and estate law firms in the

state of California at both the trial and appellate levels.

 

Let’s put a plan together to protect what your family has worked hard to protect!

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stars 5 Trust Litigation and Probate Litigation Attorneys

Truly exceptional law firm! They provided concise, decisive legal assistance during unanticipated events during estate proceedings. They made a bad situation better. Our family will always be grateful. There is no one I would rather have than Hess-Verdon & Associates representing my family.

Wade Shannon

Client Since 2014

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

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