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Giving Thanks by Giving the Gift of Planning

As an estate planning attorney, I am lucky to be able to help guide clients as they thoughtfully plan for their loved one’s futures. Estate planning is an act of love, a gift that an individual passes on after they have gone. Read More
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Re-Framing the Concept of “Pandemic Fatigue”

Pandemic fatigue - many people right now are feeling weary and wondering when everything will get back to “normal.” How about instead of waiting around for “normal” to happen, we live our best lives in the here and now? Read More
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Why We Are Voting No on Proposition 19

Many wish to leave their home to their children. Proposition 19 will make this more difficult, forcing many to sell the home because of significantly increased property taxes. Read More
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What is a California Advance Health Care Directive?

Kevin stands at the door of Winnie’s nursing home room, tears streaming down his face. The medical staff just finished inserted a feeding tube into Winnie – an act Kevin knew she didn’t want. Unfortunately, Winnie couldn’t express her wishes… Read More
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Millennial Estate Planning: Understanding Social Security

The social insurance program was established in 1935 by the US federal government with the purpose to provide retirement, disability, and survivors’ benefits. Since that time, in part due to the disappearance of extended family networks, an increas… Read More
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Is your California Estate Plan Up to Date?

Big life changes for any Californian may affect your estate plan. You should check your estate planning documents every so often, to make sure they’re still good, especially with big life changes like births, marriages, divorces, and moving to anot… Read More
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How to Pass Family Values to Children as Part of an Inheritance

If Californian parents wait too long to instill family values to their children, successfully addressing and legally formalizing inheritance of family values and assets can be a challenge. Undoubtedly the best time to teach and empower your children… Read More
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The Key Factors to Understanding Estate Planning

It’s a common misconception that estate planning is only for the wealthy, but in the eyes of the law, an estate is simply the aggregate of property an individual owns, and most everyone owns something. Property ownership includes individual as well… Read More
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How to Protect Your Child’s Inheritance from Creditors in California

Keep your hard-earned assets, for the future inheritance of your children and grandchildren, from disappearing or being claimed by creditors with protective measures in your estate plan. A simple way to achieve inheritance protection is through a tru… Read More
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California Baby Boomer in 2020

Did you know, Baby Boomers represent nearly 20 percent of the American public? The baby boom generation is comprised of those Americans born 1946-1964, and according to the US Census Bureau (Bureau of Census), their numbers are estimated to be 73 mil… Read More
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