Probate & Estate Litigation
In the video below you will learn three common estate and probate litigation mistakes. After 40 years of legal experience, we know what happens time and time again. Have more questions on estate and probate litigation? See our full playlist on topics ranging from what to look for in an attorney to handle these cases, outlines of common scenarios we see, and even more.
Watch below to learn our thoughts on advocacy and what it means to us. We’ll tell you what to look out for when choosing an attorney. In the playlist below you’ll also see videos explaining what sets our firm apart from others.
Are you experiencing an issue with a trust? See the video below to learn what you are entitled to as a trust beneficiary. Have more questions about your rights and the steps in trust litigation? View our full playlist.
Financial Elder Abuse
Do you believe a loved one suffered financial abuse from another? Watch the video below to learn what it takes to prove this in litigation. We also have a full list of financial elder abuse topics in the playlist noted below.
The Wolf at the Door
Discussion of Attorney Michael A. Hackard’s book, “The Wolf at the Door: Undue Influence and Elder Financial Abuse” starts in the video below. To continue through the full discussion, please view the full playlist.
We know the costs of hiring an estate and probate litigation attorney is always a top question. View the video below to learn how a contingency fee works. We’ve created a full playlist on this question to cover answers on how a contingency fee can be beneficial as well as supplying the knowledge in what to ask for when considering a contingency fee.
Stepmothers and Estate Litigation
At Hackard Law, we’ve seen a substantial number of our law firm’s actively disputed estate, probate, and trust cases involve widowed stepmothers and their stepchildren. This isn’t a criticism of stepmothers, merely an observation. As this contributes to a large portion of our case, we’ve created an entire series of videos to answer questions regarding stepmothers and stepchildren.
Hackard Law is committed to our local community and all Californians. Attorney Michael A. Hackard discusses his parents in the video below; his reminiscing may bring back memories of your own. In the playlist below you’ll see our commitment to you in past holiday messages and comments on current events.
Dependent Adult Financial Abuse
A dependent adult is a person between 18 and 64 who has physical or mental limitations that restrict his or her ability to carry out normal activities or to protect his or her rights. Our video details the financial protections California has set for these individuals. Suspect a loved one has become a victim? We have more videos describing more rights for these protected individuals.
Alzheimer’s, Widowed Stepmothers & Estate Crimes
Discussion of Attorney Michael A. Hackard’s book, “Alzheimer’s, Widowed Stepmothers & Estate Crimes” starts in the video below. To continue through the full discussion, please view the full playlist.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Alzheimer’s and Dementia may give rise to undue influence and financial elder abuse issues. At Hackard Law we know that is a possibility, but we also know that it isn’t the only reason to invalidate estate documents set up by loved ones. We expand on this in the video below. We also have a series of videos on how Alzheimer’s and Dementia can impact estate and probate litigation.
Life Insurance Beneficiary Claims
Are you a Life Insurance Beneficiary? If so, you’ll likely have questions about what this means. Watch the video below to learn what it means to be a Life Insurance Beneficiary and then view the full playlist for common challenges that appear in these cases.
Watch the video below to learn the warning signs of elder abuse. Victims likely won’t or can’t explain their situation. Being aware of common signs of elder abuse can stop this already tragic event. For tips on stopping and even how to deal with false accusations view our playlist on this topic as well.
If you believe a loved one died due to the negligence of another, watch the video below to learn what requirements you need to meet in order to present your claim in California. Have more questions? Reach out to Hackard Law or view our playlist on this topic.
It Starts Here
In the first episode of the Hackard Law podcast, It Starts Here, we’ll discuss how an estate and probate litigation firm runs. Throughout the podcast series we hear from many Californians, ranging from chaplains to computer forensic experts on topics from elder abuse to law marketing in the playlist below.