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June 2019 Archives

Is your elderly loved one being financially abused?

California residents may not be aware that the crime of the twenty-first century is being considered elderly financial abuse. Its become increasingly rampant among aging adults, especially those who have cognitive impairments such as dementia or Alzheimer's.

How can probate be avoided?

Many people may not realize how simple it is to avoid probate if they engage in timely estate planning. Taking a few steps to sit down with an experienced attorney and assess which estate planning tool can be useful given one's situation can be one method to avoid the time consuming and energy draining process that is probate.

What are Common examples of executor misconduct?

Executors are tasked with the heavy burden of distributing the decedent's estate, making sure all the relevant taxes are paid and all the legal formalities to conclude the estate are completed. While their authority is very broad and they have a great deal of discretion in navigating the probate courts, their power is not absolute. They have limits placed on their activities by virtue of their fiduciary duty to the estate.

Elder financial abuse or exploitation

With advances in health care, Americans are living longer lives and well into retirement. Some of these elderly people are vulnerable. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 47 million citizens are over the age of 70.

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