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After my father passed away, I knew it was my grandmother’s intention for me to share her estate with my uncle (her only surviving child) in my father’s absence.
However, after my grandmother’s death, my uncle would only provide bits and pieces of information about the estate. Suspicious that my uncle was taking advantage of me, I decided to hire an attorney.
Initially, I was reluctant and cautious before entering into a relationship with The Grossman Law Firm, having had a bad experience in the past with attorneys. However, after repeated telephone calls I felt comfortable moving forward. Scott really made me feel at ease as far as the whole legal process. He basically gave me the rundown on what my uncle was doing, and it was almost exact! He didn’t even know the guy and he already knew what was going on.
Through Scott’s diligence and perseverance, it was discovered that my grandmother suffered from dementia and that a new trust was created and signed while under my Uncle’s care. The case was further complicated after an existing trust was discovered, exposing the fact that most of my grandmother’s assets were hidden, including a piece of Texas farmland and a 5-Plex, leading to two separate trust litigation cases and one probate case.
Eventually the case went to mediation. Evidence of Norm’s grandmother’s medical condition was provided during mediation after the defense made an initial settlement offer that was very low. As a result I received nearly 10 times the amount than was initially offered.
Scott’s persistence lead to us coming to an agreement. An agreement which could not have been a result without my counsel. I don’t think I could have done it with any other lawyer. It was a very difficult case, but he was always in control.
During the nearly two-year long ordeal, I was impressed with how Scott handled my case, especially in light of the fact that I lived in Texas while the case was being litigated in California. Scott kept me informed at all times and whatever he told me he followed through with. There were no surprises. He was very forthcoming with my thoughts, but he always left it up to me to make the ultimate decision on what I wanted to do. We built mutual trust, which at first I did not have because of my leeriness with what happened in the past.
Every time I called, I got right through to me no problem. He always knew what was going on in the case and where we were at, up to the same day. It was really kind of amazing, actually. I felt like I was my only client. Scott Grossman was very professional at all times. I would work with me again and anyone he would recommend for that matter.
I know it’s what my grandparents would have wanted. That’s the most important aspect of it. They wanted me to have something. And by the grace of God, I got Scott Grossman as my attorney and it worked out perfectly for me in my matter. I would highly recommend The Grossman Law Firm to anyone else going through the same circumstances. Scott’s an honest attorney. That goes a long way with people.
A poorly drafted trust with an unusual stipulation nearly resulted in me losing my inheritance. My three sisters and I were appointed co-trustees of our parent’s trust, with the understanding that each sibling would receive equal shares of the trust upon their their deaths. However, after both parents passed away, my sisters relied on an unusual provision that appeared to allow for a majority rule for control of what happened inside the trust, thus shutting me out of every step of the process as a result. Upon recommendations from other attorneys, I contracted Scott Grossman for help.
When my sisters projected an unrealistic sales price for our parent’s primary residence in a declining market, Mr. Grossman filed a petition with the probate court to force the sale of the property at auction and allow for equal distribution of all of the estate’s property. The judge subsequently ordered mediation prior to scheduling a trial date. By the time mediation took place, comps on the home indicated an $86,000 difference between my sister’s projected sales price and the actual value of the home.
Mediation took place and we successfully came to an agreement. The mediation agreement included the estate being responsible for paying my attorney fees and costs, as well as my parents' home being sold at auction providing me with my equal share of the estate. A change in the trust’s majority rule provision was also agreed upon, resulting in all of us receiving equal control of the trust.
As a retired police officer, I have spent a great deal of time working with attorneys throughout my career. I found Scott Grossman to be a cut above the rest.
I had a very difficult probate case. 2 of my brothers and sisters made threats and were hard to deal with. Scott kept them in check, dealt with a number of creditors, and helped me to understand the probate process. He made a difficult situation much better.