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August 2017 Archives

The Wolf at the Door: Ep. 10 | Alzheimer's & Undue Influence

The Wolf at the Door: Ep. 10 | Alzheimer's & Undue InfluenceHello, 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 10, where I speak on the vulnerability of an Alzheimer's patient to undue influence.

The Wolf at the Door: Ep. 9 | Alzheimer's Vulnerability

The Wolf at the Door Ep. 9 | Alzheimer's Vulnerability to 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 5, where I speak on why an Alzheimer's diagnosis must be disclosed as soon as possible.

It Starts Here Podcast | Ep. 6: Chaplain Mindi Russell

It Starts Here Podcast Ep. 6 | Law Enforcement Chaplain Mindi RussellMH: 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 Chaplain Mindi Russell, the executive director of the Law Enforcement Chaplaincy of Sacramento. We are going to discuss how Chaplain Mindi has made a difference in people's lives both here in Northern California and in the country. I appreciate Mindi's presence here today. Mindi, thank you.

The Wolf at the Door: Ep. 8 | Types of Elder Financial Abuse

The Wolf at the Door: Ep. 8 | Types 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 8, where I list and only briefly discuss tales from the elder financial abuse archives.

Life Insurance Harms & Undue Influence | Elder Financial Abuse

Elder Financial Abuse & Insurance Sales.jpgA California attorney has a duty both to his client and to the legal system to represent his client within the bounds of the law.[1] This is how our system works. It helps to define advocacy. And it helps to explain why cases that outside observers might think are absolutely winnable or questionably defendable become hard-fought battlegrounds over facts and law.

The Wolf at the Door: Ep. 7 | Elder Financial Abuse Lawsuits

The Wolf at the Door Ep. 7 | Elder Financial Abuse LawsuitsHello, 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 7, where I provide basic guidance if your family inheritance has come under threat. Here are some key points I draw from my experience:

Insights into Lawyer Marketing | Bernard Lee

Bernard Lee on Legal Marketing Bernard Lee, Senior Consultant at Thomson Reuters FindLaw, joined us recently for our podcast It Starts Here. Bernard offered a good deal of insights into lawyer marketing and making sure clients can find the best legal advocate to represent them. Bernard is not only a business partner, he's also a friend, and we are grateful that he shared his analysis of the challenges and benefits of marketing a law firm. Here's a short excerpt from the podcast:

It Starts Here Podcast | Ep. 5: Bernard Lee on Lawyer Marketing

It Starts Here Podcast Ep. 5 | Bernard Lee on Law Firm MarketingMH: 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 Bernard Lee, a legal marketing expert, and you will see much more. We are going to discuss some of Bernard's experiences where he has helped others achieve their potential. I appreciate Bernard's presence here today; Bernard, thank you for being here and welcome.

The Wolf at the Door: Ep. 6 | Preventing Elder Financial Abuse

The Wolf at the Door Ep. 6 | Preventing 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 6, where I list name key steps in countering elder financial abuse and being vigilant against exploitation. In my book I elaborate on these steps as elements of a broader strategy to protect seniors and family trust assets.

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

Can Trustee Chaos Be Conquered? | CA Estate & Trust Lawsuits

Trustee Breach of Loyalty | CA Trust Litigation

It Starts Here Podcast | Ep. 1: John Long

John Long | Hackard Law Podcast It Starts HereMH: 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 first podcast, It Starts Here. This is a July 2017 podcast featuring John Long, the business manager of Hackard Law. We're going to discuss how an estate, trust and elder abuse financial litigation firm runs, and John is very well qualified to speak to this. So, John, welcome.

LA Trust Litigation | The Hunter or the Lion's Story?

Hunter vs Lion | LA Trust Litigation.jpgThere is an African saying that "If the lion does not tell his story, the hunter will." It doesn't take long as an estate, trust and elder financial abuse litigator for Los Angeles clients to see that estate wrongdoers peddle similar stories to justify their actions. And, if these fanciful stories are not challenged the stories won't be refuted. So how do estate or trust asset hunters engaged in wrongdoing tell their stories? They usually sound something like this:

Legal Careers | Stories that Change Us

Challenges Trust Estate Litigation Attorney.jpgThe year is 1992. I am in my 16th year of law practice. My career is fulfilling, and it brings great financial rewards. My partners and I own one of Sacramento's preeminent land use law firms. European travel is at least an annual event, and I own a pressurized twin-engine airplane for more local travel. We entertain and often hold political and charitable fundraisers at our home. Our children are doing well. We love our home and neighborhood.

California Power of Attorney | It's Not a License to Steal

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Grow Into An Estate & Trust Litigator | Hackard Law

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