Living Wills and Powers of Attorney for California

Author: Shae Irving

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323375

Category: Law

Page: 160

View: 1300

Every adult, even those who haven’t yet made a will or trust, should create an advance directive and financial power of attorney. This book makes it easy and inexpensive to create these documents, which can spare your family from having to make difficult and painful end-of-life decisions, and can eliminate the need to go to court to get control over your finances if something happens and you can’t take care of them yourself.
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Living Wills and Powers of Attorney for California

Author: Shae Irving

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323383

Category: Law

Page: 160

View: 1137

A serious accident or illness can happen to anyone at any time. That’s why everyone should have these essential documents: An advance health care directive (also called a living will and durable power of attorney for health care), which lets you state your wishes for end-of-life medical care and name a trusted person who will work with your doctors to be sure you get the kind of care you want. A durable power of attorney for finances, which lets you appoint someone you trust to manage your finances for you if you no longer can. The book explains how to create these forms to comply with California law, and how they can be used to help your family. The book also contains instructions for obtaining a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order or a Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form, either of which can be used to let emergency medical responders know that you don’t want certain extreme measures to be used to revive you.
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Every Californian's Guide To Estate Planning

Wills, Trust & Everything Else

Author: Liza Hanks

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 141332469X

Category: Law

Page: 250

View: 3112

Estate planning books often fall into two categories: Those that are overwhelming and full of jargon, focusing on strategies to avoid taxes, or those that provide a general overview of wills, trusts, and estate planning tools and issues at a basic level. Every Californian's Guide to Estate Planning is different: It focuses on estate planning issues that are unique to people who call California home. California is different from almost anywhere else, people come from all over the world to live here, less than 25% of our families fit the traditional model, property is subject to community property rules, and our property tax rates are kept low until a property changes hands. No other estate planning book on the market addresses international issues, how to plan for blended families, how and why community property matters in an estate plan, or how to pass low property taxes on to your children. Written by an estate planning attorney with more than 15 years of experience, complex issues are explained in clear and concise language with lots of examples based on real life stories.
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The ElderCare Ready Book

Author: Stuart Furman

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 1627872213

Category: Self-Help

Page: 152

View: 6871

Eldercare tends to sneak up on everybody involved. Adult children allow themselves to believe that their parents will never get sick or old. Parents fail to acknowledge that they will one day become dependent upon others. And ignoring the inevitable only makes it more difficult to cope when a crisis finally occurs. Fortunately, you can make your caregiving journey far easier by facing it head-on. The ElderCare Ready Book tells you what to expect and how to prepare for the challenges you'll encounter. You'll learn: · How to be prepared for your eldercare journey · How to implement the necessary steps to manage and control your loved one's care: o How to identify what information and documentation you will need o How to access certain necessary information o How to organize and keep this data at hand for use when needed · Common misconceptions about eldercare and legal documentation · How to keep your loved ones safe · What to expect from care providers · And much more . . .
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Model Rules of Professional Conduct

Author: ABA Center for Professional Conduct

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604425178

Category: Law

Page: 209

View: 8017

The Model Rules of Professional Conduct offers timely information on lawyer ethics. The black-letter Rules of Professional Conduct are followed by numbered Comments that explain each Rule's purpose and provide suggestions for its practical application. The Rules help lawyers identify proper conduct in a variety of given situations, review those instances where discretionary action is possible, and define the nature of the lawyer's relationship with clients, colleagues, and the courts.
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Prenuptial Agreements

How to Write a Fair & Lasting Contract

Author: Katherine Stoner,Shae Irving

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323022

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 400

View: 4204

Offers legal advice on creating a customized prenuptial agreement that covers understanding state laws, clarifying financial responsibilities, and protecting assets, and features a new chapter on agreements for same-sex couples.
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The Trustee's Legal Companion

A Step-by-Step Guide to Administering a Living Trust

Author: Liza Hanks,Carol Elias Zolla

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323669

Category: Law

Page: 416

View: 4641

You’re the trustee. Now what? Living trusts are popular estate planning tools, but if you’ve been chosen to serve as a trustee, you’re probably wondering where to begin. The Trustee’s Legal Companion has everything you need to get organized, get started, and get the job done. You’ll learn how to: decide whether to take on the job of trustee set up ongoing trusts for surviving spouses, children, or beneficiaries with special needs invest trust assets get help from lawyers, accountants, financial planners, and other experts handle taxes and prepare accountings work effectively with beneficiaries, and distribute trust property. The authors—attorneys who have helped many a bewildered trustee—show you, step by step, how to administer a living trust with confidence.
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Make Your Own Living Trust

Author: Denis Clifford

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323405

Category: Law

Page: 360

View: 2903

Living trusts simplified! Protect your family and avoid probate with this bestselling guide Death may be inevitable, but probate doesn't have to be. By creating a living trust, your property will bypass lengthy and expensive probate proceedings and go directly to the people you've designated, quickly and easily. Make Your Own Living Trust explains what living trusts are, how they work, why you may want one. You'll learn how to: create an individual or shared living trust transfer assets to your trust, including real estate, stocks and bonds, jewelry, art, or a small business name beneficiaries for all trust property sign your document and make it legal appoint someone to manage property left to minors or young adults provide for trust property management if you become incapacitated retain absolute control over trust property while you live register, amend, or revoke a trust, and make a basic will. Make Your Own Living Trust includes all the forms you need to create your own trust, plus step-by-step instructions for filling them out. Completely updated and revised, this edition includes the latest tax and legal information, including updated information about the federal estate tax. Good in all states except Louisiana.
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Matthew Bender Practice Guide: California Trust Litigation

Author: John A. Hartog,Shirley L. Kovar

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1579114857

Category: Law

Page: 1324

View: 3384

Matthew Bender Practice Guide: California Trust Litigation, a one-volume practice guide, provides detailed, practical, up-to-date, and authoritative information on litigating disputes arising out of the creation and operation of trusts in California. Key topics include: • Proceedings attacking the validity and/or existence of a trust (trust contests). • Disputes involving the ownership of trust property. • Petitions for instructions relating to the operation of a trust. • Compelling a trust accounting. • Suits involving claims of breach of duty or malfeasance by the trustee. • Removal of a trustee. • Related matters such as financial abuse of an elder or dependent adult by a trustee, case evaluation, ethical issues, the recovery of trustee and attorney's fees in litigation, and the mediation and settlement of trust disputes. Trust litigation can be a highly lucrative field for California attorneys. However, it presents unique issues and procedures that set it apart from other types of general civil litigation, and presents many pitfalls for the unwary and inexperienced. This publication gives estate planners and general civil litigators the basic guidance that they will need to expand their practice into trust litigation, as well as serving as a handy reference source of up-to-date practice information for experienced estate litigators. Matthew Bender Practice Guide: California Trust Litigation establishes a new standard in practice guides. You'll find streamlined chapter organization, precise guidance on finding pertinent online information, cross references to additional relevant content, and Strategic Points, Warnings, and other types of practical tips highlighted by icons and headings that classify the tips by type so you can tell at a glance what type of information you will find in the tip. You can be sure you are fully prepared with the step-by-step guidance of checklists and the ready availability of time-saving forms. Cross references give you instant access to relevant cases, statutes, rules, public records and secondary sources that include Matthew Bender's indispensable online publications. And with updates twice a year, you'll always have fast, accurate and up-to-date answers to procedural questions. Matthew Bender Practice Guide: California Trust Litigation offers expert analyses, procedures, forms, and references for total research and guidance support. Contributing Authors • David W. Baer, J.D. (Ch. 5) • Dawn Hall Cauthen, J.D.(Ch. 9) • Kristen E. Caverly, J.D. (Ch. 1) • James P. Cilley (Ch. 7) • Susanne B. Cohen, J.D. (Ch. 11) • Linda S. Durston, PhD, J.D. (Ch. 12) • Michelle C. Glasser, J.D., LLM (Ch. 9) • Margaret M. Hand, J.D. (Ch. 15) • Jerry R. Hauser, J.D. (Ch. 10) • Kay E. Henden, J.D. (Ch.16) • J. Lee Johnson, J.D., LLM (Ch. 6) • Fiona Newell Kaufman, J.D. (Ch. 11) • Jayne Chong-Soon Lee, J.D., LLM (Ch. 4) • David D. Little, J.D. (Ch. 14) • Michael B. McNaughton, J.D. (Chs. 3, 5) • S. Andrew Pharies, J.D. (Ch. 9) • Zachary R. Rayo, J.D., LLM (Chs. 8, 13) • Michele K. Trausch, J.D. (Ch. 3) • Timothy F. Winchester, J.D. (Ch. 2) Matthew Bender California Practice Guides: The Fresh New Perspective in California Research Matthew Bender California Practice Guides redefine what first-class research support is all about. These peerless dual media tools combine the convenience of the printed word with the reach of online access to help you work smarter and faster, and get more of what you're searching for easier. With each Practice Guide, expert task-oriented analyses are just the beginning. Checklists, practice tips, examples, explanatory notes, forms, cross-referencing to other Practice Guides and online linking to Matthew Bender's vast suite of publications all combine to deliver the fast, full and confident understanding you seek. Featuring more of what you're looking for in a comprehensive research system--a task-based format, thorough yet concise content, citable expert insight, sample searches and so much more. Matthew Bender California Practice Guides will help lift your efforts to a whole new level of success.
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California Power of Attorney Handbook

With Forms

Author: John Talamo,Douglas Godbe,Edward A. Haman

Publisher: Sphinx Publishing

ISBN: 9781572481503

Category: Law

Page: 137

View: 6281

This edition includes the 2000 changes in law regarding power of attorney for health care and for financial matters. Each new law is explained and easy-to-use blank tear-out forms are included.
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Estate Planning Forms

Author: L. Rush Hunt

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: 9781604423846

Category: Law

Page: 294

View: 1691

An estate plan can have several elements—a will; an assignment of power of attorney; a living will or healthcare proxy; and in some cases, a trust. As an estate planner, you must be mindful of both federal and state laws governing estates when assembling plans for clients. Estate Planning Forms, by L. Rush Hunt, covers all elements of estate planning in detail with easy-to-follow, time-saving forms.
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Suze Orman's Will and Trust Kit

The Ultimate Protection Portfolio

Author: Suze Orman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781401918996

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 9820

BACKYARD BIRDS IS AN EXCITING SERIES of books that explores the top twenty-five backyard birds most commonly found in each state. It includes a profiled size scale that allows the reader to quickly identify the correct bird, and each bird entry is accompanied by a stunning color photograph and specific description, including identification marks, behavior, habitat, and nesting style-even the song the bird makes! As an added feature, author Bill Fenimore also providesexpert tips for building the ultimate backyard bird sanctuary, from creating birdbaths and planting proper foliage to offering a bird's favorite foods. Fenimore was awarded the Ludlow Griscom Award, the American Birding Association's highest honor. Bird-watching is one of the most popular activities in the United States, with approximately fifty-one million bird-watchers nationwide. Bird-watching is a $6 million business. More than $400 million is spent each year on bird-related magazines and books. The series will soon include all fifty states. Author is a franchisee of Wild Bird Center, which has more than eighty locations in twenty-nine states.
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Encyclopedia of Aging and Public Health

Author: Sana Loue,Martha Sajatovic

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387337539

Category: Medical

Page: 843

View: 2111

Americans are living longer, and the elder population is growing larger. To meet the ongoing need for quality information on elder health, the Encyclopedia of Aging and Public Health combines multiple perspectives to offer readers a more accurate and complete picture of the aging process. The book takes a biopsychosocial approach to the complexities of its subject. In-depth introductory chapters include coverage on a historical and demographic overview of aging in America, a guide to biological changes accompanying aging, an analysis of the diversity of the U.S. elder population, legal issues commonly affecting older adults, and the ethics of using cognitively impaired elders in research. From there, over 425 entries cover the gamut of topics, trends, diseases, and phenomena: -Specific populations, including ethnic minorities, custodial grandparents, and centenarians -Core medical conditions associated with aging, from cardiac and pulmonary diseases to Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s -Mental and emotional disorders -Drugs/vitamins/alternative medicine -Disorders of the eyes, feet, and skin -Insomnia and sleep disorders; malnutrition and eating disorders -Sexual and gender-related concerns -And a broad array of social and political issues, including access to care, abuse/neglect, veterans’ affairs, and assisted suicide Entries on not-quite-elders’ concerns (e.g., midlife crisis, menopause) are featured as well. And all chapters and entries include references and resource lists. The Encyclopedia has been developed for maximum utility to clinicians, social workers, researchers, and public health professionals working with older adults. Its multidisciplinary coverage and scope of topics make this volume an invaluable reference for academic and public libraries.
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Confessions of a Sociopath

A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight

Author: M.E. Thomas

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307956660

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 6807

Confessions of a Sociopath is both the memoir of a high-functioning, law-abiding (well, mostly) sociopath and a roadmap -- right from the source -- for dealing with the sociopath in your life. As M.E. Thomas says of her fellow sociopaths, “We are your neighbors, your coworkers, and quite possibly the people closest to you: lovers, family, friends. Our risk-seeking behavior and general fearlessness are thrilling, our glibness and charm alluring. Our often quick wit and outside-the-box thinking make us appear intelligent—even brilliant. We climb the corporate ladder faster than the rest, and appear to have limitless self-confidence. Who are we? We are highly successful, noncriminal sociopaths and we comprise 4 percent of the American population.” Confessions of a Sociopath—part confessional memoir, part primer for the curious—takes readers on a journey into the mind of a sociopath, revealing what makes them tick while debunking myths about sociopathy and offering a road map for dealing with the sociopaths in your life. M. E. Thomas draws from her own experiences as a diagnosed sociopath; her popular blog, Sociopathworld.com; and scientific literature to unveil for the very first time these men and women who are “hiding in plain sight.”
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State of Resistance

What California’s Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Mean for America’s Future

Author: Manuel Pastor

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1620973308

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

View: 960

“Concise, clear and convincing. . . a vision for the country as a whole.” —James Fallows, The New York Times Book Review A leading sociologist’s brilliant and revelatory argument that the future of politics, work, immigration, and more may be found in California Once upon a time, any mention of California triggered unpleasant reminders of Ronald Reagan and right-wing tax revolts, ballot propositions targeting undocumented immigrants, and racist policing that sparked two of the nation’s most devastating riots. In fact, California confronted many of the challenges the rest of the country faces now—decades before the rest of us. Today, California is leading the way on addressing climate change, low-wage work, immigrant integration, overincarceration, and more. As white residents became a minority and job loss drove economic uncertainty, California had its own Trump moment twenty-five years ago, but has become increasingly blue over each of the last seven presidential elections. How did the Golden State manage to emerge from its unsavory past to become a bellwether for the rest of the country? Thirty years after Mike Davis’s hellish depiction of California in City of Quartz, the award-winning sociologist Manuel Pastor guides us through a new and improved California, complete with lessons that the nation should heed. Inspiring and expertly researched, State of Resistance makes the case for honestly engaging racial anxiety in order to address our true economic and generational challenges, a renewed commitment to public investments, the cultivation of social movements and community organizing, and more.
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The pH Miracle

Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your Health

Author: Robert O. Young,Shelley Redford Young

Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style

ISBN: 0446548855

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

View: 6820

Never count calories, fat grams, or food portions again! Say good-bye to low energy, poor digestion, extra pounds, aches and pains, and disease. Say hello to renewed vigor, mental clarity, better overall health, and a lean, trim body. The key? Your health depends on the pH balance of its blood, striking the optimum 80/20 balance between an alkaline and acidic environment provided by eating certain foods. Now an innovative, proven effective diet program can work with your body chemistry and help revitalize and maintain your health. Rediscover the secrets of: * Breakfast, the low-carb, high-fiber meal that will be the biggest change you'll make; * The cleanse--a liquid detox to reduce your body's impurities and normalize digestion and metabolism; *Ridding your body of harmful bacteria, yeast, and molds; *Alkaline foods--tomatoes, avocados, and green vegetables-and how to mix them with mildly acidic foods like fish, grains, and certain fruits to create tempting and delicious meals; *Supplements--how to select, shop, and calculate the right dosage for you; *Water, the all-important drink-how to make sure yours is safe, pure, and plentiful. Learn how to balance your live and diet with the incredible halth benefits of thsi revoulationary program... The pH Miracle.
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Plan Your Estate

Author: Denis Clifford

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413325122

Category: Law

Page: 544

View: 7991

Turn to Plan Your Estate for straightforward, plain-English explanations of each of your estate-planning options, so you can make the best decisions for you and those you love. Attorney Denis Clifford shows you how to: avoid probate leave property through a will or trust use life insurance to provide for your loved ones name a guardian for your minor children leave property to a young person plan for incapacity implement strategies specific to business owners reduce estate taxes, and make final arrangements. Applies in all U.S. states except Louisiana.
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