In a financial elder abuse matter involving a probate dispute, HFL Law Group successfully obtained a $1.2 million settlement on behalf of the decedent’s daughter.
The daughter was the sole beneficiary of her father’s personal and business estates. However, just three months before his death, the decedent amended both trusts to remove his daughter as beneficiary and instead benefit his brother, his brother’s children and his mother, who was also his caretaker, trustee and power of attorney for healthcare and finances.
In the complaint, the daughter alleged that her extended family coerced her father into changing his trusts. At the time the amendments were made, the decedent was isolated from his daughter and was suffering from diminished mental capacity due to a previous stroke. The daughter claimed that her father was not able to understand the changes being made to his trusts, and was fearful that he would be put into a nursing home if he did not follow the directions of his mother and brother.
Thanks to the work of HFL Law Group, the daughter will now receive the sum to which she is entitled.