Living Wills and Powers of Attorney for California

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

Encyclopedia of Aging and Public Health

Author: Sana Loue
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387337539
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

The Trustee s Legal Companion

Author: Liza Hanks
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413323650
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

The ElderCare Ready Book

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

Model Rules of Professional Conduct

Author: American Bar Association. House of Delegates
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781604421071
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The 2008 Edition of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct is an up-to-date resource for information on lawyer ethics. The Rules, with some variations, have been adopted in 48 jurisdictions. Federal, state, and local courts in all jurisdictions, even those that have not formally adopted the Rules, look to the Rules for guidance in resolving lawyer malpractice cases, disciplinary actions, disqualification issues, sanctions questions, and much more.

California Power of Attorney Handbook

Author: John Talamo
Publisher: Sphinx Publishing
ISBN: 9781572481503
Format: PDF
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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.

Prenuptial Agreements

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

Every Californian s Guide To Estate Planning

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