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Guardianships Explained

A guardian acts as a surrogate decision-maker who determines personal and financial decisions for a minor who is incapacitated, has lost his or her parents, or is dealing with mental or physical disabilities. The guardian is appointed by a judge, and the person the...

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4 Reasons to Have a Revocable Living Trust

When you begin planning your estate, you may wonder which documents and planning tools will best provide for your family and allow you to maintain control of your own assets. While many people start by considering a Will, the benefits of a revocable living trust could...

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Medi-Cal Eligibility: What You Need to Know

Medi-Cal is California’s implementation of the Medicaid program. This program is set up to help those in need get the medical care they need without breaking their budget. While this program is commonly focused specifically on the poor, that is not always the case....

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Do Disability Benefits Continue After Death?

Once a loved one dies, a family is not only consumed with grief, they must also deal with many practical financial matters, especially if one spouse is still alive. If one spouse passes away leaving a surviving spouse, there are numerous financial changes that could have major repercussions for the entire family. Perhaps most important […]

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Where Wills May be Kept

On August 16, 2018 Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, passed away in Detroit, Michigan at the age of 76. The legendary singer left behind four children and surprisingly, absolutely no will.  Aretha Franklin became one of the 64% of Americans who pass away without a will each year. Though it is possible that a […]

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Advice for Challenging an Executor

When your loved one and his or her trust and estate lawyer create a will, an individual is named to administer the estate. This person, commonly referred to as an executor, will make sure that the estate’s debts are paid and that bequests are distributed as outlined in the estate plan. While in most cases, […]

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Tips for Protecting Loved Ones from Financial Abuse

As the population of senior citizens in the United States continues to grow, so does the number of fraud complaints. The United States Justice Department has taken a hard stance against those who specifically target the elderly for fraud, but unfortunately hundreds of arrests and charges have not completely eradicated the problem. Not only does […]

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