Trust & Elder Abuse Litigation


Even with careful estate planning, the terms of a Trust or Will document may not reflect the drafter’s real intent or objectives and may eventually result in a dispute. Without the guidance of an experienced estate litigation attorney, the web of rules in Probate matters can be overwhelming.

At Chapman Law Group, we understand that litigation between family members can be very emotional and contentious, and acknowledge the frustration and feelings of hurt or anger our clients may be enduring. Our experienced attorneys are focused on protecting your interests while preserving your family member’s vision of his or her estate. Contact us today for a consultation.


Senior citizens, or “elders”, are often more vulnerable to financial exploitation, physical or emotional abuse, and/or neglect. Often, the person(s) committing the abuse will be close to the elder, including family member(s), caregiver(s), financial manager(s), etc. In California, there are numerous laws that help protect senior citizens who are 65 years of age or older from all types of fraud and abuse. Remedies may include financial recovery, additional recovery for pain and suffering, and attorney’s fee awards.

When an elder is subjected to abuse, it may be difficult for them to speak out, fight back, and protect their rights.

If you are an elder, or have an elderly family member or friend who you suspect is being subjected to any kind of abuse, contact our experienced attorneys for a consultation.


If you need a lawyer, contact our offices to schedule a consultation.

  • This website,, (hereinafter referred to as “the Website”), is “advertising” as defined by § 6157(c) of the California Business and Professions Code and a “communication” as defined by Rule 1-400(A) of the California Rules of Professional Conduct.
  • David T. Chapman (hereinafter referred to as “the Attorney”) is licensed to practice law in the State of California.
  • The Attorney practices solely in the State of California.
  • The Website is published and maintained for general educational purposes only and is not intended to provide legal advice on any subject matter whatsoever. The Website and its contents are provided “AS IS” and without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Your use of the Website is at your own risk. Due to frequent changes in the law, some of the information on the Website may not reflect the current state of the law. Neither the Attorneynor Chapman Law Group, A.P.C.(hereinafter referred to as “the Firm”) is responsible for any errors or omissions in the content of the Website or for damages that arise from your use of the Website under any circumstances. No viewer of the Website, client or otherwise, should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any content included in the Website without seeking appropriate legal advice (in consideration of the particular facts and circumstances at issue) from an attorney who is licensed to practice law in the viewer’s state.
  • Your use of the Website does not establish an attorney-client relationship between you and the Attorney or between you and the Firm. Contacting the Attorney or the Firm through the Website does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and the Attorney or between you and the Firm. Leaving a comment on the blog maintained on the Website does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and the Attorney or between you and the Firm. No attorney-client relationship will be formed without a written engagement agreement that is signed by the Attorney and a client and that defines the scope of the representation of the client by the Attorney.
  • Nothing on the Website is intended to guaranty, warranty, or predict the outcome of a particular case and should not be construed as such a guaranty, warranty, or prediction.
  • Any information sent to the Firm by internet, email, or through the Website is not secure and is sent on a non-confidential basis.
  • Trusts and estates law is state-specific. Information contained on the Website may not apply in your state. Any and all information published on the Website is specific to the State of California, unless otherwise specified.
  • The Attorney does not seek to represent anyone based solely on a visit to the Website and does not wish to represent anyone seeking representation based on viewing the Website outside of the State of California. Likewise, the Attorney does not wish to represent anyone desiring representation based upon viewing the Website in a state where the Website fails to comply with all laws and ethical rules of that state. The Website is not intended to be an advertisement for legal services to be performed outside of the State of California.
  • Unauthorized use or reproduction of any information contained on the Website is prohibited and may violate applicable laws.

Accessibility Toolbar