California’s End Of Life Option Law – 2017 Update

Update On End of Life Report From California’s Department of Public Health End of Life Option Act According to California’s Department of Public Health, over one hundred people died under California’s newly enacted End of Life Option Act which went into effect on June 9, 2016. Under this law, a mentally competent adult is eligible to Read more…

Bedsores – Pressure Sores – Decubitus Ulcers – Elder Abuse

Bedsores Bedsores, also called pressure sores or decubitus ulcers, develop on areas of the body where the skin overlaps bony areas such as the lower spine and tailbone. The causal mechanism is when body pressure is asserted upon the skin and the underlying derma is pressed against the bone. (Photo Shows A Stage Four Bedsore) Read more…

A Living Will – End Of Life Planning

End of life planing  through a living will, sometimes referred to Health Care Directives , can ensure that you receive the type and quality of medical care you want at the end of your life. Every day doctors and nurses resuscitate patients from impending death in emergency rooms throughout the country. Few however stop to consider whether Read more…

Ways To Avoid Probate

In addition to joint tenancy, other ways for avoiding probate during estate planning includes establishing a savings account trust, opening a payable-on-death bank account and adding a transfer-on-death designation to any securities you own. Assets in these accounts will pass automatically to the person you designate as beneficiary without the need for probate. Life insurance Read more…

Elder Law – Estate And End-Of-Life Planning – Power Of Attorney

WILLS & TRUSTS – CONSERVATORSHIPS – POWER OF ATTORNEY – HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVES – ELDER ABUSE – PROBATE & ESTATE LAWYERS…. Estate planning includes more then having your will and trust prepared. It also includes preparing final directives and end-of-life instructions for your children and loved ones to follow. This can include planning to have a conservatorship in place should Read more…