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What Top 5 Northern California City Zip Codes are Attracting Baby Boomers

Baby Boomers CA Population Increase.jpgRENTcafe, a nationwide apartment search website, recently identified Northern California's top 5 spots with the largest Baby Boomer populations. The oldest Baby Boomers are in their early 70s and the youngest are turning 55 this year.

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger | Perseverance

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Probate vs Nonprobate Transfers | How Assets Transfer at Death

Probate vs Trust How Assets Transfer after Death.jpgHello, I'm Mike Hackard. I am a California estate and trust litigation lawyer. I began the practice of law in 1976, and I've been very active to this day.

What are Common Acts of Fraud in Trust or Probate?

Common Acts of Fraud in Trust Probate.jpgI'm Mike Hackard of Hackard Law. We handle substantial trust, estate, probate and elder financial abuse litigation cases in California's largest cities and counties. Frequent venues include Sacramento, Los Angeles and the major Bay Area Counties in between - including San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.

Muhammad Ali's Estate | Litigation Battle Averted

Muhammad Ali Estate.jpgMuhammad Ali was larger than life. At the time of his death three years ago in 2016 at the age of 74, he was known for his humanitarian work, his deep religious conviction, his opposition to the Vietnam War, and his remarkable boxing career for which he was known to many as "The Greatest of All Time."

Tom Petty's Estate | Stepmother Heartbreak & Litigation

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Don't Be Late in Probate | J. Ronald Getty

J. Ronald Getty Trust Litigation.jpgThe old saying "good things come to those who wait," may be true for many things in life, but when it comes to probate cases, waiting too long can cost you. It turns out that the longer a person waits to file a probate action, the more likely it is that the court will deny the claim. Courts establish strict filing deadlines, and if someone fails to abide by them, judges are usually not sympathetic.

Jim Morrison | Who Inherited His Estate?

Jim Morrison Estate.jpgIn May 1968, I attend a Doors concert at the Santa Clara Fairgrounds. It is the third time I see The Doors. Jim Morrison is going downhill. Between songs he sits on the Santa Clara stage with a Jack Daniel's bottle by his side.

And the Worst Part Is... | Reflections on Estate Litigation

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Bay Area Estate & Trust Litigation Battles | Disinherited House Beneficiaries

Bay Area House Estate Trust Litigation.jpgThe San Francisco Bay Area is overflowing with equity-rich homeowners. About half of Bay Area residents live in homes they own, and these homes have been escalators to wealth. Bay area home price increases have been astounding, and San Francisco in particular, may be in the early stages of some dramatic increases.

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