Top Fears that Encino Elder and Estate Planning Lawyers Face with their Clients

When clients come to see an Encino estate planning or Elder Law lawyer, they generally have multiple goals in mind. Interestingly, they don’t always realize this fact, thinking that they “just” need to put together a will that stipulates who gets what after they have passed away. While this is obviously a very important part of what estate planning lawyers do, it’s not a comprehensive view.

Make Your Medical Wishes Known for National Healthcare Decisions Day

MedicalPicNational Healthcare Decisions Day was on April 16th, and it’s an important reminder for every adult to begin having difficult conversations with loved ones about their most private wishes for medical and end-of-life care. Far too many people assume that their families would make the choices they would want in an emergency. Yet everyday we hear stories of adult children, siblings or other relatives battling during a health care crisis over “what their loved one would have wanted” in that situation. The Terry Shiavo case is a great example of this. At the young age of 26, Shiavo suffered sudden cardiac arrest and slipped into a permanent vegetative state. She never documented her wishes about treatment options such as feeding tubes, life-support and long-term care, leaving her family to battle for years over these issues in court.

Feeling Squeezed in the Middle of a Generational Sandwich?

Tweet How to Take Care of Yourself as You Take Care of Others  by- Gerry Kane Raising your kids, working, trying to take care of...

Encino Newlywed Lawyers Consider Same-Sex Marriage and Social Security

Tweet By Gerry Kane The Supreme Court’s landmark decision regarding same-sex marriage brings with it many issues that are probably best discussed with a good...

A Helpful Look at the Differences Between Estate Planning and Asset Protection in Encino

Estate planning lawyers in Encino are most often considered by folks who are wanting to put their end-of-life affairs in order. The lawyer helps them to draw up important documents such as powers of attorney and medical directives, as well as to develop a plan for how an individual’s property will be distributed upon his or her death. Wills, trusts, executors…these are all typical topics that an Encino estate planning lawyer will discuss with clients

Top Fears that Encino Elder and Estate Planning Lawyers Face with their Clients

Top Fears that Encino Elder and Estate Planning Lawyers Face with their Clients
When clients come to see an Encino estate planning or Elder Law lawyer, they generally have multiple goals in mind. Interestingly, they don’t always realize this fact, thinking that they “just” need to put together a will that stipulates who gets what after they have passed away. While this is obviously a very important part of what estate planning lawyers do, it’s not a comprehensive view.

Make Your Medical Wishes Known for National Healthcare Decisions Day

Make Your Medical Wishes Known for National Healthcare Decisions Day
MedicalPicNational Healthcare Decisions Day was on April 16th, and it’s an important reminder for every adult to begin having difficult conversations with loved ones about their most private wishes for medical and end-of-life care. Far too many people assume that their families would make the choices they would want in an emergency. Yet everyday we hear stories of adult children, siblings or other relatives battling during a health care crisis over “what their loved one would have wanted” in that situation. The Terry Shiavo case is a great example of this. At the young age of 26, Shiavo suffered sudden cardiac arrest and slipped into a permanent vegetative state. She never documented her wishes about treatment options such as feeding tubes, life-support and long-term care, leaving her family to battle for years over these issues in court.

Encino Newlywed Lawyers Consider Same-Sex Marriage and Social Security

Encino Newlywed Lawyers Consider Same-Sex Marriage and Social Security
Tweet By Gerry Kane The Supreme Court’s landmark decision regarding same-sex marriage brings with it many issues that are probably best discussed with a good...

A Helpful Look at the Differences Between Estate Planning and Asset Protection in Encino

A Helpful Look at the Differences Between Estate Planning and Asset Protection in Encino
Estate planning lawyers in Encino are most often considered by folks who are wanting to put their end-of-life affairs in order. The lawyer helps them to draw up important documents such as powers of attorney and medical directives, as well as to develop a plan for how an individual’s property will be distributed upon his or her death. Wills, trusts, executors…these are all typical topics that an Encino estate planning lawyer will discuss with clients

If You Don’t Trust Your Kids with Money, You Need a Trust

If You Don’t Trust Your Kids with Money, You Need a Trust
Tweet While most parents have the best intentions when it comes to teaching their children about handling finances wisely, sometimes the lessons don’t take.  In...

Financial Self-Protection Tips for the Newly Single

Financial Self-Protection Tips for the Newly Single
Tweet Whether you have a lost a spouse or partner through divorce or death, being thrust into singlehood can be an emotionally and financially jarring...

Robin Williams: A Lesson in Deeds, Not Words + One Error in Planning

Robin Williams:  A Lesson in Deeds, Not Words + One Error in Planning
Tweet This isn’t the most current information you can get from me today, but it may be the best reminder you can receive.  So, I...