It's three years since we posted our first video. We're told by many people that the videos are of enormous help. We're glad.
Last week the influential wealth-management journal ThinkAdvisor interviewed me on celebrity trust and estate battles, the phenomenon of stepmother conflicts and the risk factors of elder financial abuse. As the author of the new book Alzheimer's, Widowed Stepmothers & Estate Crimes, I was glad to share my knowledge with the magazine's writer, Jane Wollman Rusoff. Jane is an experienced journalist who's covered issues of senior exploitation, and she had already interviewed me on my previous book The Wolf at the Door.
The 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.
Hello, I'm Mike Hackard. I lead Hackard Law, a law firm that focuses on significant estate, trust and elder financial abuse litigation in California. I'm the author of the new book Alzheimer's, Widowed Stepmothers & Estate Crimes, now available on Amazon.
Did 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.
Even 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.
Michael Hackard was recently interviewed by Mark Alyn of Late Night Health Radio on his new book Alzheimer's, Widowed Stepmothers & Estate Crimes. We certainly enjoyed the conversation - a big thank you to Mark and Darrell!