When a loved one passes away, it is an emotional and stressful time. Unfortunately, while you are still grieving, you do have to face the practicalities of trying to figure out how to settle your family member’s affairs. The hope is that you know exactly where that estate planning binder is; however, if your loved […]

Should I Put My Children On The Deed To My House?

Many parents want to ensure that their children inherit their house. Most people believe the easiest way to do this is to gift the house to their children while they are alive. The parents plan to live in the home until they pass away, but not own it. While this may seem easy, there are […]

Who Should be In Charge?—Choosing the Right Trustee

A living trust is a legal document that serves your during your lifetime and at your death. When you create a living trust, you are typically the trustee (the person in charge of the trust) and the settlor (the creator of the trust). When you pass away your back-up agent (successor trustee) will step up […]

The Difference Between a Will and a Trust

Trusts are governed by law and serve to protect assets while guiding their use and disposal in accordance with the intentions of their owners. While trusts can be used both during a person’s life and after their creators pass away, wills only take effect when the creators pass away. Wills and trusts can serve as […]

How to Choose an Elder Law Attorney

As the world population continues to grow significantly, so too does the elderly population in the United States. Statistically, the number of older adults in America has seen significant growth over recent years. Many experts estimate that by the year 2050, the elderly over 65 will outnumber the younger population of 21 years and younger. […]

When should you review your estate plan?

Reviewing your estate plan will alert you to any changes that need to be addressed. For example, you may need to make changes to your plan to ensure it meets all of your goals, or when an executor, trustee, or guardian can no longer serve in that capacity. You’ll probably want to do a quick review each year, because changes in the economy and in the tax code often occur on a yearly basis. Every five years, do a more thorough review.

Get Great Nutrition for Seniors at Your Local Farmers’ Market

On behalf of Lisa Bryant of The Law Offices of Lisa C. Bryant, Inc. posted in Health & Wellness on Monday, May 15st, 2017.

Spring is here, and that means California farmers markets are open. These local markets are a great way to get fresh veggies and nutrition for seniors.

What is a Living Trust?

A living trust is a legal document that serves you during life if you become incapacitated and at your death.