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.
June 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?
Muhammad Ali was larger than life. At the time of his death three years ago in 2016 at the age of 74, he was known for his humanitarian work, his deep religious conviction, his opposition to the Vietnam War, and his remarkable boxing career for which he was known to many as "The Greatest of All Time."
Trust beneficiary disputes occur for a host of reasons. And, whatever the reason, it seems that Bay Area trust beneficiary disputes often involve who gets the family home.
The Alabama novelist Harper Lee is remembered today as the author of an iconic work of literature that has influenced millions of people throughout the world since its publication in 1960. To Kill a Mockingbird not only won her the Pulitzer Prize in 1961, but the 1962 movie starring Gregory Peck won three Oscars and continues to entertain audiences to this day.