Category Archives: Probate

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Undue Influence

Undue Influence is an area of law that pertains to elder abuse in where a person takes advantage of an elder generally through financial gain. If you or someone you know is the victim of elder abuse please give us a call and we can direct you to one of our attorneys who specialize in elder abuse.  Please do not wait as time is of essence since we sometimes do not know how long the victimization has been going on. It is time to take action and stop the bleeding!  Of course, everything will be confidential and we will help you remain anonymous as well.  These types of undue influence cases can be very ugly and generally large sums of money can be taken from the victim under false pretenses and this the reason we say to call us right away.  We have experienced investigators who are either active or retired police officers who know how to deal with these types of cases.  A lot of times, people will take their case to the police and little is done because the case is dismissed as being civil when in fact it is most likely criminal but convoluted in effort to throw off the police.

The police always try their best however they lack the manpower to fully investigate such cases and white collar crimes usually are last in priority due to all the violent crimes happening in today’s society.  We can help show you how to block bank accounts, we can show you how to get the proper restraining order, we can show you how to get conservatorship along with other ways to stop the person or persons to stop taking advantage of an elder.  In many cases, it is the elder’s own loved ones who are the closest to the elder who are doing bad things to take advantage of the elder. We have seen this many times and yes it does get ugly but the only way to stop it is to take action.  If you’re not going to be actionable then things will not change and the worse it gets.  All you have to do is give us a call and we will guide you in the right direction.  Keep in mind, these types of cases are not handled over night they sometimes take a long time to tackle so do not wait any longer give us a call.

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Forensic Analyst on Staff

We have a forensic analyst on staff who is second to none in the industry.  Our Forensic analyst has been hailed by attorneys as probably the best there is and let me tell you I agree!  If you have a major paper trail that goes back years and can’t figure it out, well we can help.  Is it cheap, oh noway it will cost a pretty penny but the results can be dynamic and we have proven results in past cases to be the big winner.  Most people generally lose great multitudes of money through scams, fraud, theft, embezzlement and don’t want to pay for a forensic analysis on their case and that is why they lose or never recover.  And, it has been our experience that when people try and go find a Certified Public Accountant or a cheap forensic analyst…they spend more needless money and get very little results.  Simple, we’ve been in court and have submitted forensic reports and know what the judges are looking for along with the district attorney.

Remember, our specialty is un-ringing that bell and recovering for you at all costs.  However, this does not mean we can do it all, we will need your cooperation and assistance as much as possible. If you’re an attorney and you’re looking for a forensic analyst, trust me on this one…we have the best with major experience involving many entities involving millions upon millions of dollars.  If you want to work with friendly people who are down to earth and real but with major professionalism you came to the right place.  We work vigorously for attorneys and will work for you as well.  If you do not have an attorney we can still help you, merely give us a call so we can hear your story and tell you the next step.  We have budgets that will fit most people and can make it affordable, so no worries just give us a call.

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Probate Investigator

Probate investigator?  Yes, there may become a time in where people will need a probate investigator to assist on their probate case.  Do not mistake a court appointed probate investigator with a private investigator who investigates probate cases.  What is the difference?  Well, a court appointed probate investigator is a person who actually works for the county court system who generally will contact witnesses, speak with district attorney investigators, Adult Protective Services etc… In the end, the court appointed probate investigator will prepare a written report for the court.  Now then, the report may be distributed to either party in the case if requested through the court, unless of course there is something legally withholding it from being distributed.

Keep in mind the court appointed probate investigator are generally spread thin and have a lot of cases, moreover, their authored reports can be summed up with the same language copy & pasted from previous reports in order to save time. If you’re a private investigator chances are the court appointed probate investigator will not release any report to you or give you any information on their investigation, this goes the same for any district attorney investigator as well.  So then, what do you do?  Well, as a private investigator you’re not so much governed by the court but merely by the attorney you work for if you have one.  Meaning, you can journey out and conduct your investigation, interview witnesses etc… You may ask, “Well why do I need a private investigator?”

The answer is simple, it is because the court appointed probate investigator most likely has limited knowledge and basically does the minimum on nearly every case.  I am not saying they do not do a great job, I am saying they’re busy and only have so much time to devote to any one investigation.  Plus, the probate investigator generally works from 8-5 Monday through Friday with all holidays off.  These are only a few reasons why a private investigator who is highly educated with major police training is needed to investigate probate cases in the year 2015. A private investigator can gather the necessary information for your attorney which will be invaluable to any case. It all has to do with the interview process when interviewing people in a probate matter. Why? Well, for an example people will recall certain conversations and or were percipient witnesses who may give sworn declarations needed for court purposes.  It would seem logical the same statements in the form of a declaration could be done through your attorney or they could of course be deposed.  But, here is the trick, probate court loves to hear from a professional private investigator who is an expert in his/her field versus an attorney who may be jaded due to working directly for the client.

This is what helps win cases in probate court.  Often, probate does not see private investigators very much and when they do the court really pays attention realizing the private investigator was hired to do something special.  Or, perhaps hired to uncover some type of wrongdoing. This adds great value to your case and again paves the way to win!  A lot of people do not realize how important it is to win a probate case but actually it could mean the difference of a person receiving certain benefits, when another person who is undeserving and or has other ulterior motives gains control of the probate case.  No, you cannot win every single probate case but I will tell you this…attorneys who do not utilize private investigators rarely win especially convoluted cases and mostly only take clear cut cases to begin with.  Attorneys who use private investigators are smart, the investigator does all the work…or mostly and they get evidence into court they would not have otherwise have dreamed of.

Remember, professional private investigators have great resources, contacts and a healthy network of people who can assist in any investigation and get things done when others cannot.  Yes, it is all done legally and done with great precision!  If you do not have a probate attorney we can help you and refer you to an excellent attorney or if you need an investigator we can certainly help you here as well.  It takes a special person to be patient with the elders, as in most cases seniors seem to be our clients for the most part. We have recovered millions for people who needed an investigator on their cases, when they thought for sure it was never to be gotten and they would never see a dime.  Our phone number is all over this website, take a look around at some other articles and information and if we can help you please give us a call.  We cover nearly all of California and do take contingency cases.

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Ronald Ask, Elder Law Pc, located in Riverside, CA. is a top notch attorney. He helped us with a very complex elder abuse case in where we recovered millions of dollars that was stolen from us. I recommend Ronald Ask.

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