Are Nursing Homes Understaffed?
In 2010, Congress enacted the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “ACA” for short, but more popularly known as “Obamacare”). The ACA made some well-publicized changes to the American health-insurance market, but it also made many smaller changes that have gradually started to have an impact over [...]
Wills In The News: Aretha Franklin Dies Intestate
Recently, I wrote an article about how Richard Harrison’s reliance on a Will instead of a living trust meant that his family was unable to keep private matters private. In Richard’s Will, the “Old Man” of the Pawn Stars TV show “intentionally and with full knowledge” disinherited one [...]
Wills vs. Living Trusts: Keeping Private Matters Private
In June, Richard Harrison died. Although his name may not seem familiar, you would probably recognize his face: Richard was the “Old Man” on the History Channel’s popular “Pawn Stars” television show, which features the Gold and Silver pawn shop in Las Vegas. Then, in July, Richard’s Will [...]
Long-Term Medi-Cal: Can Younger People Qualify?
When you picture a nursing home, who do you imagine there? Most likely, you envision relatively young nurses, therapists, and other staff, along with relatively old residents. But, although the elderly do make up the majority of those who live in nursing homes, they’re not the only ones [...]
All Small Business Owners Need a Succession Plan; Most Don’t Have One
Estate planning is an important project for every American (and for foreigners who want to invest in America). But it’s especially important for small-business owners. The typical small-business owner’s entire income depends on his or her business succeeding. If something happens to the owner, the business could fail, [...]
Estate Planning Basics: Trust Vocabulary
Estate planning is a complicated topic that involves a lot of specialized jargon. Sometimes it’s easy for us practitioners to forget that not everyone is as well-acquainted with that jargon as we are. With that in mind, I thought it would be helpful to provide a brief list [...]
What Does Undue Influence Mean?
When a person dies without a Will, the rules of intestate succession determined by the California Legislature govern what happens to his or her property. A Will enables a person (called the “testator”) to make those decisions for him- or herself. But just because a person dies leaving [...]
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