Stories help to define us. Who we are. Where we come from. What has happened in our lives.
Stories can share the joy of generations - the common threads that run through our family histories.
A history of challenges met, and hardships endured. My commitment, at least initially, is to hear stories - stories of family relationships, treatment of elders - of sorrow. For the teller, these stories are painful to impart. Isn't this true for all of us? Some stories - some memories - just sear us.
It hurts to remember - and wounds us again to tell. My grandmother could never talk about the story of her daughter, my aunt, who died of brain cancer at age 19. I remember a client, a D Day veteran, who broke into sobs in midsentence, as he was describing his infantry division's assault at Omaha Beach.
There is also a part of us that we don't want the past to forever define us. We are alive - we must go on. There is good that we can do and people that we can love.
So, when you tell us your story, a story about people that you love, we work to respect that which you or a family member has endured.
Hackard Law's focus on estate, trust and elder financial abuse litigation allows our clients to tell their stories - to us, to a mediator, judge or jury. We focus on cases where we believe that we can make a significant difference, and where there is a wrongdoer who can be made financially accountable for their actions.
We represent clients in most of California's large urban areas, including Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, Alameda and Santa Clara Counties. If you'd like us to hear your story. Call us at 916 313-3030.