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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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    • Elder Abuse: What Is It, How to Recognize It, And How To Fight Against It

      Elder abuse is on the rise. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, 1 in 10 Americans over the age of 60 have experienced some form of abuse. Although common, elder abuse is chronically ...

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    • Proposed Bill Would Provide Relief to Family Caregivers

      There are approximately 48 million family caregivers in America. These hard-working people often spend thousands of dollars of their own money to assist their loved ones, while also holding their own ...

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    • Eviction Relief for Residents of California Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities

      Judicial Council of California adopts emergency rule for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis While state, county, and municipal authorities in California have sensibly acted to limit evictions during ...

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    • Important Questions Your Estate Planning Attorney Will Ask You

      Death and taxes may be guaranteed in life, but that doesn’t mean they’re pleasant things to talk about. So it’s no surprise if the thought of meeting with an estate planning attorney gives you some ...

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    • What to Look For When Choosing a Fiduciary

      There may come a time in your life when you’re no longer able to make financial or medical decisions on your own. That’s why it’s so important to create a comprehensive estate plan that names a ...

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    • Why Single People Should Make an Estate Plan

      It’s not pleasant to think about, but a time may come in our lives when we’re unable to make financial or medical decisions for ourselves. If you haven’t outlined who will make these decisions for you ...

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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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    • 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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    • Filing Estate Tax Returns Does Not Have to Be Intimidating

      Taxes are one of those realities that executors and heirs need to deal with after the death of a loved one. For most, a final federal and state income tax return must be filed if the individual earned ...

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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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