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It Starts Here Podcast | Ep. 4: Dan Collins on Complex Estates

It Starts Here Podcast Ep. 4 | Dan Collins on Complex EstatesMH: Hello, I'm Mike Hackard. I'm the chair of Hackard Law, a law firm focusing on estate, trust, and elder financial abuse litigation in California's major urban areas. This is Hackard Law's podcast, It Starts Here. This is an August 2017 podcast featuring Dan Collins, a well experienced and unique fiduciary broker. We are going to discuss how trustees can fulfill their fiduciary duties in managing, leasing, financing, and disposition of real estate. Dan is very well qualified to speak to these issues. So, Dan, welcome.

The Wolf at the Door: Ep. 5 | Elder Financial Abuse Scams

The Wolf at the Door: Ep. 5 | Elder Financial Abuse ScamsHello, I'm Mike Hackard. I'm the chair of Hackard Law, a law firm focusing on estate, trust and elder financial abuse litigation in California's major urban areas. I'm the author of The Wolf at The Door: Undue Influence and Elder Financial Abuse. The book will come out in early autumn. This is episode 5 where I list seven common scams that are inflicted on elders. My book expands upon and explains the everyday elements of these scams.

Real-Life Drama | CA Elder Financial Abuse Lawsuits

Elder Financial Abuse Trust Litigation.jpgStories of elder financial abuse wrongdoing in 2017 throughout America provide plenty of fuel for fireworks in estate and trust litigation. Let's imagine a meeting of elder financial abuse victims sharing stories that are similar to events the media covered over the summer of 2017. There is literary license, but the essence of the real-life dramas is not lost.

It Starts Here Podcast | Ep. 3: Jim Carden on Elder Financial Abuse

It Starts Here Podcast Ep. 3 | Jim Carden on Elder Financial AbuseMH: Hello, I'm Mike Hackard. I'm the chair of Hackard Law, a law firm focusing on estate, trust and elder financial abuse litigation in California's major urban areas. This is Hackard Law's podcast, It Starts Here. This is an August 2017 podcast featuring Jim Carden, one of California's most respected computer forensics experts in both civil and criminal matters. We're going to discuss the use of computer forensics in identifying and prosecuting wrongdoing. Jim is very well qualified to speak to this. So, Jim, welcome.

The Wolf at the Door: Ep. 4 | Signs of Elder Financial Abuse

The Wolf at the Door: Ep. 4 | Signs of Elder Financial AbuseHello, I'm Mike Hackard. I'm the chair of Hackard Law, a law firm focusing on estate, trust and elder financial abuse litigation in California's major urban areas. I'm the author of The Wolf at The Door: Undue Influence and Elder Financial Abuse. The book will come out in early autumn. This is episode 4 where I list but do not expand upon six common ways elder financial abuse can be detected.

The Wolf at the Door: Ep. 3 | How Elder Financial Abuse Happens

The Wolf at the Door: Ep. 3 | Reasons for Elder Financial AbuseHello, I'm Mike Hackard. I'm the chair of Hackard Law, a law firm focusing on estate, trust and elder financial abuse litigation in California's major urban areas. I'm the author of The Wolf at The Door: Undue Influence and Elder Financial Abuse. The book will come out in early autumn. This is Episode 3 where I briefly provide, without elaboration, the five most common ways elder financial abuse happens.

The Wolf at the Door: Ep. 2 | Elder Financial Abuse

The Wolf at the Door: Ep. 2 | Elder Financial Abuse

The Wolf at the Door: Ep. 1 | Elder Financial Abuse

The Wolf at the Door: Ep. 1 | Elder Financial AbuseHello, I'm Mike Hackard. I'm the chair of Hackard Law, a law firm focusing on estate, trust and elder financial abuse litigation in California's major urban areas. I am the author of The Wolf At The Door: Undue Influence and Elder Financial Abuse. The book will come out in early autumn. This is Episode 1, where I briefly discuss my motivation for writing the book.

California Trust Lawsuits | You Don't Have To Memorize the Truth

Telling the Truth in CA Trust Litigation.jpgSome 2600 years ago the Hebrew prophet Zechariah wrote, "These are the things that you shall do: Speak the truth to one another; render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace." (Zechariah 8:16). Some 500 years later, the Apostle Paul picks up the same theme "Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one another." [Ephesians 4:25]. So how does this apply in California estate and trust litigation?

It Starts Here Podcast | Ep. 2: Dave Jones on Undue Influence

Dave Jones on Undue Influence | Hackard Law Podcast It Starts Here

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