What is Probate?

Probate is a legal process occurring in probate court after someone’s death that deals with their finances and assets. It ascertains the validity of the deceased individual’s will and if someone has been appointed as the executor of their estate. An executor handles the estate and distributes its assets according to the will. If there […]

How to Plan for Nursing Home Long-Term Care Costs

As many individuals get older, they are faced with the reality that they may have to reside in a nursing home or assisted living facility at some point in the future. The costs associated with long-term medical care and treatment at these facilities can be extraordinarily high. Consequently, it is important that you start preparing […]

Is a Conservatorship Permanent?

In a conservatorship, a judge of the court appoints an organization or a person to act as the conservator for a vulnerable adult who cannot provide for his/her own finances or care for himself/herself. The vulnerable adult is known as the conservatee. There are several types of conservatorships that exist in California under the California […]

What is a Conservatorship and How Does It Work?

In the State of California, a conservatorship is a proceeding that takes place in court. During the hearing, the court will decide as to whether an adult is able to manage his or her own basic needs. These needs include the ability to manage one’s finances, obtain medical care, and obtain food and shelter. The […]

What Power Does a Conservator Have?

In California, a conservatorship may be set up when an adult is unable to manage or satisfy his/her basic needs. For example, the vulnerable adult might not be able to obtain food or shelter, manage finances, or obtain the medical care and treatment that he or she needs. When a conservatorship is set up in […]

Is That Really Enough to Retire?

If you are approaching retirement age, there are a great many factors to take into consideration. How much money do you need to retire? This is a popular and very important question that persons approaching retirement age, or even planning for their retirement, must carefully ask themselves. The answer can be established through a consideration […]

What To Do if Your Parent is in “The Grey Zone”

Old age is inevitable for those healthy enough to get there. Much as getting old is inevitable in this sense, it is equally inevitable if you have an aging parent or both, you will have to grapple with many issues that come with aging before you reach your senior years. The most common of these […]

Preying on Seniors

Within the modern world, the opportunities for individuals to be taken advantage of by those without the scruples to not do so have expanded increasingly. While in the past, seniors might be targeted by scammers out to take their money or identities over the telephone or through the mail, modern technology has opened the door […]