Entries by CaliLaw

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Advance Healthcare Directive Provisions to Consider in Light of COVID-19

Last week I discussed the vital importance of having updated advance directives in place considering COVID-19. Here, we’ll look at several provisions you might want to consider adding to your directives to address potential contingencies related to the pandemic. Permission to undergo experimental medical treatments: Since there is currently no proven vaccine or other effective […]

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COVID-19 Highlights Critical Need for Advance Healthcare Directives

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the country, doctors across the nation are joining lawyers in urging Americans to create the proper estate planning documents, so medical providers can better coordinate their care should they become hospitalized with the virus. The most critical planning tools for this purpose are medical power of […]

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A Tragic Oversight: Kobe Bryant’s Youngest Daughter Mistakenly Left Out of Family Trust

  In January, I wrote about how the deaths of NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Brianna, demonstrated the vital need for estate planning for people of all ages. At the time, little was known about the planning strategies Kobe had in place to protect and preserve his estimated $600 million estate for […]

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Your “Blended” Family Is Likely Headed to Court Unless You Do This

      If you have a blended family and do not plan for what happens to your assets in the event of your incapacity or death, you are almost certainly guaranteeing hurt feelings, conflict, and maybe even a long, drawn out court battle.   So let’s start with clarity around what a blended family […]

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Is it Time to Go Solo(preneur)

      There’s nothing like a major change in the economic climate to make you rethink your day job. “Business as usual” currently means a large element of uncertainty about what the future holds for your working life. Whether you’ve lost your job, had your hours cut, or have seen these things happen to […]

Using Passive Income to Escape the Rat Race

Like many people, you may have been raised to think the safest way to live in the working world is to have a stable career and steady paycheck. This financial crisis is challenging that framework for many people. Even if you had a stable job, and even if you still have one, by now we’ve […]

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The Basics of Disability Insurance and How It Can Help During COVID

With the risks still posed by COVID-19, we all need to face the possibility that we could get sick, even if we take great care of ourselves through good nutrition, sleep, and exercise. And even if you don’t need to be hospitalized, if you do experience symptoms and test positive, you might have to stay […]