Hello, I'm Mike Hackard. I'm the chair of Hackard Law, a law firm focusing on estate, trust and elder financial abuse litigation in California's major urban areas. I am the author of The Wolf At The Door: Undue Influence and Elder Financial Abuse. The book will come out in early autumn. This is Episode 1, where I briefly discuss my motivation for writing the book.
Some 2600 years ago the Hebrew prophet Zechariah wrote, "These are the things that you shall do: Speak the truth to one another; render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace." (Zechariah 8:16). Some 500 years later, the Apostle Paul picks up the same theme "Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one another." [Ephesians 4:25]. So how does this apply in California estate and trust litigation?
MH: Hello, I'm Mike Hackard; I'm the chair of Hackard Law, a law firm focusing on estate, trust and elder financial abuse litigation in California's major urban areas. This is Hackard Law's first podcast, It Starts Here. This is a July 2017 podcast featuring John Long, the business manager of Hackard Law. We're going to discuss how an estate, trust and elder abuse financial litigation firm runs, and John is very well qualified to speak to this. So, John, welcome.