Estate Litigation | Conflict vs. Compromise
I’m Mike Hackard with Hackard Law. We litigate estate and trust cases in California’s largest urban areas.
I first represented clients in estate disputes over 40 years ago. Experience has been a great teacher. That said, I’m still a pupil. I learn new things. See new things.
I’ve seen how anger – how harboring grudges – can be ruinous. Mark Twain once said: “Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.”
It’s tragic to see the effects of stored up anger. Vengeance does more harm than good. So, I’ll share some insights where clients gained more from peace than rancor.
It’s difficult to move on from rejection to forgiveness. It’s hard to let go of the hurt. Moral law honors fair dealing – the mercy one gives, the mercy one receives. This might well transcend the letter of the law.
I’ve seen this happen. From brothers. From sisters. In cases that may have grown from mistakes, misjudgments, or even malevolence. Whatever the cause, litigated disputes end up in judicial settlement conferences or mediation.
These are wake up calls. Is it better to litigate to the bitter end? Or is it better to seek a peace – a compromise?
Compromise might well afford the parties the time and opportunity to invest their talents in growing resources. To shun continued acrimony.
We represent real people with real problems. And seek real solutions. Litigation is just a step toward a solution.
Call us at Hackard Law if you’d like to tell us about your estate or trust problem: 916-313-3030.
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Attorney Michael Hackard
Michael Hackard is a top rated “AV” for over 20 years (“AV Preeminent is a significant rating accomplishment- a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.”). Avvo also ranks him with their highest rating – “ 10.0 Rating – ‘Superb.’” Michael is also a “SuperLawyer” – an honor reserved for no more than five percent of attorneys in each state. [ Attorney Bio ]
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