Taking Time for End-Of-Life Planning

Download PDF of this article here: Taking Time for End-Of-Life Planning Advance Health Care Directives (legal documents which include a nomination of your health care agent, and your preferences for end-of-life care) saw a lot of press in 2009 when the Obama administration sought to include end-of-life planning in the new healthcare overhaul.  The option […]

Technology for the Older Generation

Download PDF of this article here: Technology for the Older Generation There is a common complaint among Baby Boomers when it comes to aging parents and grandparents: It’s hard to keep in touch with them. Most communication among the middle and younger generations now takes place on the computer—e-mail, Facebook, electronic photo-sharing and more.  Very […]

Sacramento Divorce Lawyer discusses Same-Sex Divorce

On its face, there’s something strange about this notion: that a state that does not recognize same-sex marriage will not allow two women, married to one another in a different state, to get a divorce. But that’s the position taken by the state of Texas, which argues that in order to grant a divorce, you’ve […]

At Long Last: What to Expect from Estate Taxes in 2011

Download PDF of this article here: At Long Last What to Expect from Estate Taxes in 2011 It has been a long and uncertain year for anybody interested in the future of the estate tax, filled with a few ups, a few downs, and a lot of speculation.  But after the recent passage of the […]

Estate Tax Update: The End Is Near

Download PDF of this article here: Estate Tax Update The End Is Near It looks as if the long and weary road to estate tax clarity may soon be at an end.  Especially if Washington lawmakers vote to approve the tax package negotiated between President Obama and Republican leaders without making too many changes. Laura […]

Adult Children and Elderly Parents: Caring for Each Other

Download PDF of this article here: Adult Children and Elderly Parents Caring for Each Other The idea of adult children caring for aging parents or grandparents is not a new one. In fact, with the aging Baby-Boomer population, adult children giving up free time or extra hours at work to care for relatives is a […]

Divorce Is Big Business and Getting Bigger

As the old saying goes, "one person’s loss is another person’s gain." Divorce is no exception to this rule. Divorce attorneys have known this for years and have do well by many divorcing couples. Marital dissolution is a $28 billion dollar business, according to maritalstatus.com. It’s no surprise that outside investors have been inventing new […]

Talking to Siblings About Caring for Mom and Dad

Download PDF of this article here: Talking to Siblings About Caring for Mom and Dad Many modern families have members living all over the country—and all over the world.  Which means that the holiday season provides one of the only times to all get together in person, celebrate, catch up… and talk about caregiving strategies […]

A Good Year for Giving

Download PDF of this article here: A Good Year for Giving The season of giving is upon us… and thanks to 2010’s unusual tax laws we may see some very large gifts before the year is out! If you are considering being particularly generous this year, this article from Reuters explains why the federal government […]

Sacramento Divorce Lawyer On 10 Tips for Weekend Visitation

As a Sacramento divorce lawyer, clients often ask me about how child visitation will work. Outside of the court orders and the parenting schedules, much of how child visitation and custody works is up to you. For parents who share custody of their children, here are a few thoughts on how to make visitation with […]