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.
Create a living will and more with all the forms and information California families need. Living Wills & Powers of Attorney for California helps families avoid legal problems if they ever become unable to make health care or financial decisions for themselves. Step by step, it takes readers through the creation of a: . Living Will (known as an "Advance Health Care Directive") . Durable Power of Attorney for Finance . Do Not Resuscitate Order You'll also get a wallet card you can use to alert others to the existence of your advance directive, plus forms you can use if you ever want to revise or revoke a document. The fully updated 3rd edition of Living Wills & Powers of Attorney for California offers all-new material to walk you through the intricacies of planning final arrangements, along with expanded information on making difficult medical choices. Plus, your pets will be able to get the care they need in an emergency with the updated durable financial power of attorney. Nolo has dozens of products created just for California residents. -- Download forms for book at nolo.com
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.
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.
Author: Stuart Furman
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
Release Date: 2015-02-10
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 . . .
Author: ABA Center for Professional Conduct
Publisher: American Bar Association
Release Date: 2009
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.
Author: Harold I. Boucher
Release Date: 1999-07-01
Its the only sure thing in life and Harold I. Boucher's comprehensive book helps Californians prepare for it. An essential tool, California Living Trusts and Wills covers everything readers need to know before they see an estate-planning lawyer, including how, why and when to use one, and how to choose the best one for their needs. The best and easiest way to prepare for the inevitable, this book helps readers feel secure that their final directives will be followed. Straightforward, concise and clearly written for everyday people and professionals alike, it offers the most priceless commodity of all: peace of mind. Vital information includes: -- Overview of living trusts and wills -- Fill-in-the-blanks California Statutory Will -- Durable powers of attorney -- California Medical Association's Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions -- Explanation of your right to make decisions about medical treatment -- California Natural Death Act Declarations -- Estate-planning questionnaire -- How to choose an estate-planning attorney
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.
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.
Author: L. Rush Hunt
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
Release Date: 2009
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.
The law affects practically every aspect of our lives, and legal questions come up daily. This handy, information-packed resources answers hundreds of the most frequently asked questions, in plain English, with no mind-numbing legalese.
Author: Sana Loue
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2008-01-16
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.