Imagine that your parents are protected from elder financial abuse.
Who is protecting them? Is it you alone? A sibling who lives near them? You and other siblings?
What form of abuse is most likely? Telephone solicitors? A caretaker? A sibling with substance abuse issues? Con men? A new romantic interest?
When did you first notice that your parents are vulnerable to abuse? Is a parent constantly repeating himself? Are bills left unpaid? Is a parent paranoid?
Is it an issue of capacity? Of vulnerability? Illness? Grief?
Why should you be concerned? Right now there are about 70 million baby boomers. The Alzheimer's Association projects that one in eight boomers will suffer from Alzheimer's - one is six will suffer the effects of dementia.
Baby boomers' children want peace of mind that their parents will be protected. This is a real concern. The truth is that in many cases the protection that their parents deserve is very difficult to secure.
We at Hackard Law want to well serve our clients. Part of this service is the availability of my book - The Wolf at the Door: Undue Influence and Elder Financial Abuse. I provide the book at no cost to clients and prospective clients who visit us at our office. If you're not able to visit us we can provide an electronic copy of the book.
If you're interested, email Mark Hackard at [email protected].
You decide if the book is client focused - if it rings true to you.
At Hackard Law we represent wronged beneficiaries in trusts and estates as well as elders damaged by elder financial abuse. If you would like to talk with us about how work for our client's success, call us at 916 313-3030. We represent beneficiaries and heirs in Los Angeles, Sacramento, Alameda, Santa Clara and most of California's major urban counties.