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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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    • 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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    • Elder Law Resources

      “Elder law” is a broad term used to describe areas of law important to senior citizens. It can include estate planning, medical costs, and retirement planning. Below, a few of our favorite elder law ...

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    • When Can Someone Be Declared Legally Incompetent?

      If you’re a caregiver of an elderly person, it may become increasingly difficult to take care of them if you’re not their legal guardian. But becoming a guardian requires obtaining a declaration of ...

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    • The Harmless Error Statute Is a Saving Grace for Those Without a Proper Will

      When somebody dies without a legally recognized will, their money and property are typically subject to default state rules that determine who will receive it. To assert control over who will receive ...

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    • 4 Estate Planning Questions to Consider When Using Assisted Reproductive Technology

      Welcoming a child into the family is a significant milestone in every parent’s life, especially if you have utilized assisted reproductive technology (ART). With this blessing comes the need for ...

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    • Receiving an Inheritance? Here Are Things to Consider

      Receiving an inheritance is often bittersweet because it means someone close to you has passed away. But you may also have mixed emotions concerning the actual accounts or property you'll be ...

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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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