Trust administration can be challenging. Layperson trustees are not really trained for the tasks. And, professional fiduciaries can occasionally go off track. Lack of transparency is an ignition switch for controversy. Controversy that can flame into expensive and emotional trust litigation. So, is it a good thing to avoid litigation?
This week I was pleased to join Chuck Jaffe, host of the popular radio show Money Life. Chuck is a veteran journalist with nationally syndicated columns in publications like The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, and MarketWatch, and it goes without saying he knows a thing or two about financial management and well-being.
The outlook is dreadful. You can see what's happening. You know that there is an aftermath to your parent's isolation from family members.
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Hello, I'm Mike Hackard. I am a California estate and trust litigation lawyer. I began the practice of law in 1976, and I've been very active to this day.
I'm Mike Hackard of Hackard Law. We handle substantial trust, estate, probate and elder financial abuse litigation cases in California's largest cities and counties. Frequent venues include Sacramento, Los Angeles and the major Bay Area Counties in between - including San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.
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.