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What To Do When You Think Your Parent Needs A Guardian

What to do When You Think Your Parent Needs a Guardian

When your parents start to show signs of getting older, it may start with their reflexes being slightly slower or the occasional memory lapse. These symptoms may not be alarming in and of themselves. However, when your mom or dad ... Read More
Understanding California Powers Of Attorney

Understanding California Powers of Attorney

When you think about planning for the future, taking steps such as drafting a will or creating a trust probably come to mind.  Another important part of preparing is being ready if you can’t make decisions about your health care ... Read More
Preparing For Incapacity

Preparing for Incapacity

It’s hard to be prepared to hear from your physician that your mental processes are declining.  For some, there may have been signs of a debilitating condition, and for others, an existing illness may have advanced to a new stage.  ... Read More
What Does A California Power Of Attorney Do

What Does a California Power of Attorney Do?

When you hear of someone naming another person as their power of attorney, it sounds important and official, but it’s not exactly clear what this act does. Here is some information to help answer the question: What does a California ... Read More

Study Shows Two Thirds of Americans Lack a Health Care Directive

An effective estate plan for many California families includes creating a durable power of attorney for health care directive. It appears, however, that two-thirds of individuals across the nation fail to do so. Generally referred to as a living will, ... Read More
Helping Elderly Loved Ones During The Pandemic

Helping Elderly Loved Ones During the Pandemic

Recently, Governor Newsom announced that 52 of California’s 58 counties have moved to Stage 3 reopening and that statewide, COVID-19 numbers appear to be improving. While these developments are encouraging, health officials still recommend that those over 65 maintain efforts to avoid exposure. These ... Read More
The Importance Of A Power Of Attorney

Power of Attorney and Advance Health Care Directive – What is the Difference?

Some of us have only heard the terms “power of attorney” and “Advance Health Care Directive” in passing or from hospital staff when a loved one is completing documents before undergoing a surgical procedure. If you have not had these ... Read More
Flaws In Your Advance Health Care Directive And How To Fix Them

Flaws in Your Advance Health Care Directive and How to Fix Them

Sometimes, people think that preparing for their future medical treatment won’t be necessary until they are older. However, a sudden illness or accident can happen to anyone at any time. If you were to become incapacitated, you would want your ... Read More
Smart Planning To Benefit Those We Leave Behind

Smart Planning to Benefit Those we Leave Behind

Let’s face it, estate planning is not everyone’s favorite subject. While it can be depressing to think about what will happen after you are gone, preparing for the future can also bring you the comfort that comes with knowing the ... Read More
What Does A California Living Will Actually Do

You Do Not Have to Predict the Future to Plan for it

It is impossible to know what will happen in the future, but there are steps that you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones in the years ahead. In addition to an updated will and complete estate plan, ... Read More