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What Happens If a Trustee Mishandles Trust Assets? | Avoid a Shakedown

Trustee Mishandling Beneficiary Assets.jpgTrust 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?

Ray Charles' $100 Million Estate | Litigation Gridlock

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Interview with Chuck Jaffe | Alzheimer's, Widowed Stepmothers & Estate Crimes

Interview with Chuck Jaffe on Elder Financial Abuse.jpgThis 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.

Who Takes the Lead in Abused Trust Beneficiary Disputes?

Trust Beneficiary Litigation Leading CA Attorney.jpgThe outlook is dreadful. You can see what's happening. You know that there is an aftermath to your parent's isolation from family members.

What Top 5 Northern California City Zip Codes are Attracting Baby Boomers

Baby Boomers CA Population Increase.jpgRENTcafe, a nationwide apartment search website, recently identified Northern California's top 5 spots with the largest Baby Boomer populations. The oldest Baby Boomers are in their early 70s and the youngest are turning 55 this year.

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger | Perseverance

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Probate vs Nonprobate Transfers | How Assets Transfer at Death

Probate vs Trust How Assets Transfer after Death.jpgHello, 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.

What are Common Acts of Fraud in Trust or Probate?

Common Acts of Fraud in Trust Probate.jpgI'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.

Alzheimer's, Widowed Stepmothers & Estate Crimes | Episode 12

Alzheimer's, Widowed Stepmothers & Estate Crimes | Episode 12Hello, 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.

Elder Financial Abuse | How to Stop Senior Fraud

Defend Against Elder Fraud.jpgJune is Elder Abuse Awareness Month, and now is as good an opportunity as ever to assess the threat of elder financial exploitation. Let's just say it's staggering - just recently the US Justice Department charged 260 defendants with defrauding over 2 million seniors to the tune of $750 million. It's the "largest single law enforcement action against elder fraud in American history." And it's a wake-up call for the rest of us - so how can we protect our elderly loved ones from financial predators?

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