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Trust Litigation Archives

All Aboard the Gravy Train | Runaway Trustees

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Character Counts | Trust Beneficiary Litigation

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Sometimes You've Got to Fight | Disinherited Trust Beneficiary Battles

Beneficiary Trust Litigation Bay Area.jpgImagine: Your mother is an 86-year-old widow. Your father passed away ten years ago. You have three siblings - two brothers and a sister. You're all now in your 50s.

A House Divided | Bay Area Beneficiary Trust Disputes

Bay Area Beneficiary Trust Disputes Houses.jpg"A house divided against itself cannot stand." We read this in Scripture - the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. We see this in history. It's Abraham Lincoln's warning made on the eve of the Civil War. It's an everyday life truth.

The Best Day | CA Estate & Trust Mediation

Estate and Trust Mediation California.jpgI'm Mike Hackard. I've written two books about estate & trust litigation. Both books include particular observations as to mediation. When we think of "the best day," few of us would think of litigation. I probably wouldn't make the connection but for a statement that many mediators give at the beginning of an estate & trust mediation day.

Hawaii Trust Battle | Royal Fortune at Stake

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Breaking the Impasse | Trust Beneficiary Litigation House Disputes

House Disputes Estate Trust Litigation.jpgWhen the ancient conqueror Alexander the Great was making his way through Asia, he confronted a special challenge: the Gordian Knot. Whoever loosed the enormous, tangled knot, legend held, would rule an empire. Alexander struggled to untie the knot, but couldn't make progress. Then, frustrated, he took out his sword and swiftly chopped it in half.

Trust Litigation Over NFL Ownership | Pat Bowlen & Alzheimer's

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CA Trust Beneficiary Contingency Fees | Stopping Estate Hijackers

Contingency Fees Trust Estate Litigation vs Caregivers.jpgDid your interest in a trust evaporate because of the actions of a caregiver who unduly influenced your parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle? It happens and, in our experience, it happens with some frequency. And, once challenged, it is also our experience that a wrongdoing caregiver treats an elder's natural heirs with irritation and contempt.

What You Focus on Grows | Bay Area Trust & Estate House Disputes

Bay Area Estate Trust House Disputes.jpg"What you focus on grows" is a garden metaphor - a simple truth with widespread application. Focus is a gift of presence coupled with deliberate practice. It is the use of our imagination paired with or own time commitments to practice essential tasks necessary for elevating our game. Growth spawned by focus is as applicable in our personal lives as it is in sports, music, business and the professions.

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