Living Wills and Powers of Attorney for California

Author: Shae Irving
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413323375
Format: PDF
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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.

Living Wills and Powers of Attorney for California

Author: Shae Irving
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413323383
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Every Californian s Guide To Estate Planning

Author: Liza Hanks
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 141332469X
Format: PDF
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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.

The ElderCare Ready Book

Author: Stuart Furman
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
ISBN: 1627872213
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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 . . .

The Trustee s Legal Companion

Author: Liza Hanks
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413323650
Format: PDF, Docs
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Millions of Americans have created living trusts over the past couple of decades, giving little or no thought to what the successor trustee will have to do when the time comes. This book shows every trustee how to handle paperwork, keep beneficiaries informed, and get help from experts if necessary.

Prenuptial Agreements

Author: Katherine Stoner
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413323022
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Model Rules of Professional Conduct

Author: ABA Center for Professional Conduct
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781604425178
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Mom s Guide to Wills Estate Planning The

Author: Liza Hanks
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413310710
Format: PDF, Docs
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Presents a comprehensive guide on understanding and preparing wills and trusts for parents of young children, describing the process of selecting a guardian, buying life insurance, designating powers of attorney, and choosing beneficiaries.

Matthew Bender Practice Guide California Trust Litigation

Author: John A. Hartog
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 1579114857
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.