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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.

Leona Helmsley | The "Queen of Mean's" Multibillion Estate

Leona Helmsley Estate.jpgEven today, almost 12 years after she died, you only have to say the words "Queen of Mean" to know we're talking about the late billionaire heiress, Leona Helmsley.

Standing in California Trust & Estate Cases | The Officious Intermeddler

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Checking in at Hackard Law | Meeting Our Clients

Meeting Estate Trust Litigation Clients | Hackard LawIt's early afternoon midweek in Northern California. My visitors check in at the front desk and soon make their way to our conference room. They're greeted by Amy, Kelly, Suzanne or Mara.

John Lennon's Estate | Imagine Disinheritance

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Brain Tumors, Strokes & Estate Cheats Lying in Wait | Estate Litigation

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Say What? | Estate and Trust Drafting Attorney Mishaps

Say What? | Estate and Trust Drafting Attorney MishapsMy law firm, Hackard Law, litigates estate and trust disputes in most of California's major urban areas. A deposition of the drafting attorney is part and parcel of these disputes. I've never heard a drafting attorney admit that he prepared an unduly influenced or incapacitated client's will or trust. Never. Is this any surprise? How often would a mechanic disclose that he destroyed your car's engine? A dentist divulge that he filled the wrong tooth? A barber concede that intentionally cut your hair to look like Moe, the leader of the Three Stooges?

Settling Bay Area Estate & Trust House Disputes | Contingency Fees

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Do I Have a Real Case? | Probate, Estates & Trusts Litigation

Do I Have a Real Case? | Probate, Estates & Trusts LitigationHackard Law is a Northern California-based law firm that focuses on probate, estates & trusts litigation. I'm the one who is ultimately responsible for taking a new case. It's an interesting and an imperfect process.

Life Insurance Beneficiary Disputes | CA Litigation

Life Insurance Beneficiary Disputes California.jpgRepresenting clients in California life insurance beneficiary disputes a part of what we do at Hackard Law in addition to our estate, trust and elder financial abuse litigation practice.

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