The health and safety of our clients, staff, and friends of the law firm are top of mind amid concerns about the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). As estate planning and elder law attorneys, our practice is dedicated to serving our most vulnerable citizens, including seniors, those who are ill, disabled, experiencing mental health challenges and children with special needs. The uncertainty around the pandemic has many people with immune system challenges concerned about exposure to the … [Read more...] about Our Available Services During COVID-19/Coronavirus Pandemic
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Before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, many of our clients were already assisting elderly or disabled family member and friends with such things as meals, medications, medical visits and shopping. Regular visits just to check in were also part of many folks’ normal routines. COVID-19 restrictions have had a large negative impact on many of these activities. So, how can you continue to assist under these new circumstances? Here are a few thoughts: Medical Issues Under a federal … [Read more...] about Assisting Family and Friends During These Trying Times
When you become an adult in your own right, you have a certain set of basic responsibilities. There are probably family members who depend on you, and you if you are like most people, you take your responsibilities to heart. You should definitely carry this perspective over to the realm of estate planning. Unfortunately, many otherwise responsible people are unprepared for an event that is definitely going to happen to all of us. When you devise your estate plan, you are not planning for your … [Read more...] about What Questions Should I Ask an Estate Planning Attorney?
Everyone is aware of the fact that you have to take care of things that will happen after you pass away when you plan your estate. At the same time, you should also think about the period of time that would logically precede your passing. People often become unable to make sound decisions at some point in time, with Alzheimer's disease being a leading culprit. Plus, there can be physical incapacitation that prohibits your ability to communicate decisions. To account for the possibility of … [Read more...] about Why Is a Living Trust Better Than a Power of Attorney?
Everyone should have an incapacity plan in place. If you are ready to take action, contact an estate planning attorney in your area to set up an appointment. When you think about the process of estate planning, financial matters are probably going to come to your mind. Without question, you do facilitate postmortem asset transfers when you plan your estate. There are various different ways of going about it, and the optimal course of action will depend upon the circumstances. At the same … [Read more...] about Free Report: Why Do I Need a Northern California Durable Power of Attorney