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    • Veterans Administration Pension Benefits

      Veterans Administration Pension Benefits are paid to veterans who were in military service during wartime and who have little or no income. Veterans who have serious disabilities may qualify for Aid ...

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    • SLANDER

      Definition of Slander Slander is a false and unprivileged publication, orally uttered, and also communications by radio or any mechanical or other means that (1) charges any person with crime, or with ...

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    • Asset Protection Strategies for Business Owners

      As a business goes through its various cycles – infancy, adolescence and maturity – there are various strategies available for asset protection planning. To have a complete asset protection plan ...

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    • COVID-19 Vaccine to Be Given to Californians With Disabilities

      The California Department of Public Health has announced that beginning March 15, those with serious health conditions between the ages of 16 and 64 can be vaccinated. These conditions include: Cancer ...

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    • COVID-19 and Minor Children: Things to Consider Now

      Protecting your family is important, especially when you have minor children, and even more so now that we are living through a pandemic. With all of the unknowns of our current situation, you need ...

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    • Summer Vacation Plans? Precautions and Preparations to Consider

      After months of near confinement in our homes, many of us are stir-crazy and eager to travel to a vacation destination. Although more states are opening up, there are several precautions to consider ...

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    • How to Prove You Were Mentally Competent When Creating Your Estate Plan

      While we all want to believe that our family and loved ones will honor our wishes expressed in our estate plan, contests are more common than you might think. Maybe a family member doesn't receive ...

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    • Biden administration vows tougher oversight of poor-performing nursing homes with safety issues

      The Biden administration announced plans Friday to toughen oversight of the nation's poorest-performing nursing homes with escalating fines and terminating federal funding for the homes that fail to ...

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    • Preventing Financial Exploitation of the Elderly

      With more people living into their eighties and nineties, elder abuse is becoming increasingly common. Have you seen the 2020 Netflix movie I Care a Lot about the manipulative legal guardian who ...

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    • What Happens if You Don't Record a Deed?

      A deed is a legal document that transfers real property ownership rights from one person or entity (the grantor) to another (the grantee). In many cases, this transfer occurs due to the property being ...

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    • Things to Consider Before Leaving Your Retirement Account to Your Minor Child

      Your retirement account may be one of the most valuable things you own. Many wish to name their children as the beneficiaries of these accounts because they think it is a way of easily transferring ...

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    • What Will Become of Jerry Lee Lewis's Estate?

      Jerry Lee Lewis passed away in October 2022, leaving behind a long legacy, a large family, and a multimillion-dollar estate. Celebrities can give us a glimpse into lifestyles beyond our wildest ...

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    • Does the Guardian for My Child Have to Be a United States Citizen?

      Some aspects of estate planning could be uncomfortable, including deciding what will happen to your child if you and their other legal parent die unexpectedly. The odds of this happening are low, but ...

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    • What It Means To Be The Guardian Of A Minor

      Acting as the guardian of a minor is one of the most important roles a person ever fulfills. Along with taking on that responsibility, you may be trying to navigate stressful and emotionally-charged ...

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    • An Interview With Jeff Hayden About Guardianships and Conservatorships On “Your Legal Rights” Podcast

      On March 10 th , Ivette Santaella was a guest on “Your Legal Rights” podcast with host and Bay Area attorney Jeff Hayden. For more than 30 years, “Your Legal Rights” has provided KALW listeners with ...

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    • Ivette Santaella Discusses Marketing with Passion

      Managing Attorney Ivette Santaella joined Lawyer Business Advantage to discuss how she utilizes her passion for law to power the success of her marketing and business development efforts. Click here ...

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    • How to Provide Financial Security For Your Loved One With Special Needs Through A Special Needs Trust

      If you’d like to make sure that your loved one with a disability or special need is financially supported when you’re gone, you should consider creating a special needs trust. This is because, ...

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    • Unique Planning Opportunity for Disabled or Chronically Ill Beneficiaries

      There is great news for clients with certain family members or other beneficiaries – this year brought with it a huge change in the law that benefits beneficiaries who are disabled or chronically ill. ...

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    • What Happens When Your Disabled Child Turns 18 and What You Need to Do Beforehand

      When your child is under the age of 18, you, as their parent, can make most, if not all decisions, on their behalf. However, when your child turns 18, the law views them as an adult, and you no longer ...

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    • The Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax and How It Can Affect Your Estate Plan

      When it comes to federal taxes, most people are very aware of the federal income tax because, if they earn a paycheck, they cannot help but notice the deductions each pay period. But there are ...

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    • Here’s How Cryptocurrency Can Affect Your Estate Plan

      Cryptocurrency’s popularity has exploded recently, but many people don’t know how it impacts their estate plan. Here are the most important things you need to know. Know the tax consequences Did you ...

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    • How to Avoid Taxes on Monetary Gifts to Your Family

      While you may think taxes on monetary gifts to your loved ones is a given, we’re here to tell you that doesn’t always have to be the case. There are actually a few circumstances in which you can ...

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    • Veterans Administration Pension Benefits

      Veterans Administration Pension Benefits are paid to veterans who were in military service during wartime and who have little or no income. Veterans who have serious disabilities may qualify for Aid ...

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