Bedbugs Becoming A Big Problem In Nursing Homes

Your nursing home roommate “might be a bedbug,” reports NPR. As horrifying as that thought may seem, it’s an unfortunate reality for an increasing number of elderly people throughout America. The truth is that bedbugs are a bigger problem everywhere these days than they used to be. For reasons unknown, the once-uncommon critters have staged… Read More »

Estate Planning Priorities for Same-Sex Couples

If you’re in a same-sex marriage, you might feel like your hands are already full on the matrimony front. After all, the right to marry in California is still relatively recent news, and even those who availed themselves of that right early on might still feel rather new to married life. We can imagine, then,… Read More »

Robin Williams’ Will Was So Close to Perfect

As the Hartford Courant observes, Robin Williams’ will was almost beyond dispute. Almost. Celebrities don’t have a great track record when it comes to estate planning. High-profile deaths are almost always followed by high-profile legal disputes, due in part of the unfathomable scope of these stars’ assets and interests. But Robin Williams’ will looked like… Read More »

Things You Should Have in a Secure Location When You Die

Most people hear “end-of-life plan” and imagine a will, perhaps a trust, maybe even healthcare directives and a power of attorney. Certainly, those are all crucial documents that everyone should have in place. But there are smaller, practical considerations too. View image | gettyimages.com When someone dies, his or her family must suddenly assume an… Read More »

How to Choose the Right Agent for Your California Estate Plan

An estate plan is as much of a contingency arrangement as an inheritance mechanism. We all hope to live long lives free of catastrophe or disease, but it would be irresponsible to discount the “what-if”s altogether. View image | gettyimages.com That’s why most wills include contingency provisions and are accompanied by healthcare directives and a… Read More »