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Five Reasons to Protect Your Retirement Accounts Now

Five Reasons to Protect Your Retirement Accounts Now

Your retirement account provides asset protection during your lifetime, but as soon as you pass that account to a loved one, that protection evaporates. When your spouse, child, or other loved one inherits your retirement account, creditors have the power to seize it...

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What are Your Care Options for an Adult with Special Needs?

What are Your Care Options for an Adult with Special Needs?

There are numerous care options available for adults with special needs in California. The options available range from those with special needs who are able to be more independent to those who need advanced medical care. It is important to match the person’s needs...

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Do You or a Loved One Need an Elder Law Attorney?

Do You or a Loved One Need an Elder Law Attorney?

Whether you seek legal counsel for yourself or a loved one, elder law attorneys have a wide range of expertise and services that you will require at some life stage, whether in your 40s, 50s, and beyond. Actions you take in one part of your life may have unintended...

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Should My Aging Loved One Needing Care Live with Me?

Should My Aging Loved One Needing Care Live with Me?

Aging in place continues to increase in popularity, but what to do when you notice an older loved one is having trouble living safely at home is an issue many of us face. Troublesome signs like a dirty home in poor repair, unpaid bills, piles of mail, and food out of...

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A Story of the Painful Devastation of Parkinson’s Disease

A Story of the Painful Devastation of Parkinson’s Disease

Here is a story that we heard recently that resonates with us as we have clients and our own family members that battle with the effects of Parkinson’s Disease.  We are sharing with you to provide more insight into the many challenges Parkinson’s Disease presents for...

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How to Prepare for Your Aging Parents’ Care in California

How to Prepare for Your Aging Parents’ Care in California

While every situation involving an aging parent is unique, one truism is that preparation is crucial to success. Whether you need basic information about eldercare resources and services, are looking for a local agency to provide those services, or have worries about...

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Leaving Your Loved Ones Prepared

A Step-by-Step Guide to Leaving Your Loved Ones Prepared

Contemplating our own death is one of the hardest challenges we will ever have to face when leaving our loved ones. Yet, if we want our dying to be meaningful and merciful, it is imperative that we think about it while we still can. Most of us want to die at home, in...

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What Property Can Be Placed in My Trust?

What Property Can Be Placed in My Trust?

There are many benefits to creating a Revocable Living Trust as part of your estate plan, such as the ability to avoid probate and put a quick end to the estate administration process. However, creating a Revocable Living Trust will not automatically accomplish your...

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How to Spot the Early Signs of Dementia During Lockdown

How to Spot the Early Signs of Dementia During Lockdown

We’re all facing new challenges in lockdown, and one of them is how to help our senior loved ones. We can’t see them as much as we want, even as lockdowns get lifted since they’re still in high-risk groups for succumbing to the virus. Unfortunately, that means we...

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Enforcing Social Distancing for Elderly Relatives

Enforcing Social Distancing for Elderly Relatives

With nearly every region in the country living under some type of "stay at home" or "shelter in place" order during the current novel coronavirus pandemic, it can be frustrating trying to adhere to these new rules. It's even more challenging for those of us who are...

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