Category Archives for Financial Management

Learn All About Protecting Your Home

The Law Offices of Martha Patterson

Protecting your assets and your family as you grow older can be a scary experience. The last thing anyone wants is to lose the value of their property and not be able to pass that on to other family members. Luckily, The Law Offices of Martha Patterson can help you plan for and manage your […]

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Caregiver: Did You Take Care of Your Planning?

Caregiver with Elderly Man

I meet many people who are in their 80s and 90s, and almost all of them are facing some kind of health challenge. I focus on making sure that my clients have a plan for both what happens when you die and what happens when you live and need help with care and paying your […]

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Asset Protection

One of the opportunities an Estate Planning Attorney such as Martha Patterson has is to protect inheritances from Creditors. Martha Patterson understands that it is not unusual for someone to want to help a loved one who is facing money problems by leaving an inheritance to the person. Martha also understands that often people with […]

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Veteran’s Benefits

Did you know that more than 70 million Americans are eligible for Veteran’s Benefits and, in the next decade, the number of veterans 85 and older is expected to triple? Sadly, many individuals and families who are eligible for Veteran’s Benefits do not take advantage of them. For example, millions of wartime veterans and their […]

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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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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 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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Planning for a Child with Autism

Heart Puzzle Pieces Symbol of Autism

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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