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Estate Planning

One thing you can count on is that nothing is certain. Did you know that without simple documents in place to protect you and your family in the event of the unexpected, decisions will be made for you? If you die without a Will, the State has a plan for you. More often than not, […]

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Helping You Qualify for Medi-Cal Legally and Honestly

Did you know that thousands of Americans that are eligible for Medi-Cal for nursing home care never even apply for benefits? Yet postponing or avoiding this process means you could be wasting thousands of dollars every year. This is especially true if you are married and your loved one is in a Skilled Nursing Home. […]

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Special Needs Trusts

When a person hires an attorney to do their Estate Planning they want to provide for themselves and their loved ones during their lifetime, and upon their incapacity or death give what they want, when they want, and if they can save every last fee, tax or court cost possible. When a person has a […]

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Trust Administration: The First and Most Important Step

Trust administration is a necessary process that occurs after the death of either one or both settlors. To protect the successor trustees, there are many things that must be done to ensure proper administration. Fortunately, working with an attorney for trust administration is a straightfprobate attorney burbank caorward process that will give the successor trustees […]

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Protecting a Family Dealing with Disease, Dementia and Disability

John a retired manager of a big company was diagnosed with terminal Cancer, and he knew he needed to protect his wife Margaret as Margaret was showing signs of forgetfulness and she had not handled their finances so he knew she would need help. In addition he was worried about his daughter, and two of […]

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Protecting Your Aging Parents: What Every Adult Child Must Know

If you are worried about your parents and their future you are not alone. “Getting old is NOT for sissies”. Normal aging makes day to day tasks more difficult, and even a sharp 90 year old will show some signs that their mind does not work as fast or well as it did when they […]

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How Do You pay For Long Term Care?

When you or a loved one is diagnosed with a disease like ALS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Stroke or the myriad of other conditions that cause you to need assistance with daily living tasks, you know you need help but how do you pay for help? Most people believe that Medicare will pay for care however since […]

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Planning for a Child with Autism

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April 2nd is World Autism Day. The purpose of World Autism Awareness day is to encourage early detection and intervention. If your child or grandchild seems to be showing signs of speech delay or is not interacting with you autismspeaks.org has some tools to help you determine if your child or grandchild needs to be […]

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Protecting Your “Pot of Gold” In These Uncertain Times

We are living in uncertain times. A new health care bill has been proposed. This bill will replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). I have read the proposed bill and many opinions about it. If passed as is (which almost never happens) it will have a very negative financial impact upon the aging population. Of […]

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A Stroke? You Are In Charge, What Do You Do?

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You arrive at the hospital and your loved one has had a stroke, they are having difficulty talking and it is unlikely that they are able to write their name. What are supposed to do? If you are lucky your loved one has met with an attorney and has done comprehensive estate planning which includes […]

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