William Shakespeare's observation that "What's past is prologue" is a ready reference when we're thinking about the future. We often see that what has happened until now sets the stage for what will happen in the future. When it comes to California trust, probate and estate litigation the past year - 2017 - is likely a preface to what will take place in 2018.
Hackard Law's 2017 efforts reflect a period of intense litigation focusing on the protection of elders and/or their beneficiaries against estate and trust wrongdoers. Our firm filed trust or elder financial abuse cases in the probate and civil courts of more than twenty California counties. Our team of lawyers continues to grow in order to handle the influx of cases arising from the growing epidemic of elder financial abuse.
Our efforts are not centered on litigation alone; we've also worked to bring attention to the plight of elders stung by abuse. My book, The Wolf at the Door: Undue Influence and Elder Financial Abuse, helps to shine a spotlight on a very significant national problem.
When we look back over the last year we can apply the truth in Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.'s observation that "The Life of the law has not been logic. It has been experience." While attorney-client privilege and privacy issues prevent me from detailing the particularities of recent litigation, I can briefly generalize the kinds of circumstances and events that generate the need for judicial intervention...
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