Recently we have been encountering a number of adult children who are are having difficulty administering their parents’ estates after they pass away. One problem area has been with property tax reassessments. While a property tax reassessment can be avoided when a child inherits a parent’s’ home under California law, this parent-child exemption is not automatic! Instead, a Claim for […]
Archives for August 2017
Why It’s Okay to Let Go of Your Parent Guilt
Am I doing enough? Am I spending enough time? Am I providing the best opportunities? Should I have stayed home to play boardgames instead of going on date night? Does this sound familiar? Parent guilt is a real thing. Often referred to as “Mommy Guilt,” all parents experience it – moms and dads alike; some […]
Who’s Riding On Your Bus?
Motivational speaker Jim Rohn famously said that we are the average of the five people with whom we spend most of our time. While I believe this to be true, I don’t like it’s numeric limitation. With so many great people out there, I want to surround myself with as many as I can, not just five. That is […]
Understanding What an ABLE Account Can Do For You
You may have heard of an ABLE account, but not understand what it is or how it works. Creating an ABLE account can be life-changing for persons with disabilities and could potentially be a great choice for you or your child with disabilities. Before you make any decisions, we want you to take a deeper […]
What Really Happens If I’m in a Coma in California?
One moment you can be completely conscious and thriving, while a few minutes later the unexpected can happen and you can be in a coma in California, completely unable to make your own decisions. You could be in a car accident or have a sudden health care crisis, there could come a time when you […]
What does it really mean to “pull the plug” in California?
Although having the end-of-life conversation is something that most of us would like to avoid, it is critical to discuss. It may sound crass but the term “pull the plug” has become synonymous in many ways with living wills and end of life conditions. There are instances where decisions must be made regarding the serious […]