California Law provides that you can control how you live and your property as long as you want to and are able to do so. If you put your affairs in order by setting out proper instructions with designation of those who are to carry out your will then you will never lose the control of your life. If you do not have people in your life who you can trust, then the law can help you more than you know.
Do You Need Help with the Following?
“I worry about slowing down and having trouble keeping track of things. How do I protect myself?” Your lawyer should work for you, be loyal to you and find what you need to assure you are able to live within your means. Probably no area of law has changed more in recent times than the rights and protections of those with disabilities.
“It makes me angry to be told that I need help.” Many people find it hard to admit that they can’t handle things the way they used to due to age or illness. It’s even harder to think that they have to give up control. The sooner you act, the longer things will be as you want them to be. If You Delay, You Give Up Control.
“I fear for my elderly loved one who is at risk.” Of course you want to help but you must follow the rules. Good intentions are no defense when dealing with the elderly. WARNING: The new field of Elder Abuse is technical and overpowering. Pitfalls and problems can and should be avoided by working with an experienced and capable lawyer. It’s even harder to think that they have to give up control. Delay in Following Legal Steps is At Your Own Risk!
- A Living Trust allows your named trustee to do what is right.
- A Power of Attorney appoints an agent to handle other matters.
- You can appoint a Health Care Agent to assure proper health care.
- A court-supervised Conservatorship is expensive but may be necessary.
NOTE: We regret that our office cannot provide a Complimentary Evaluation in the matter of disabilities as experience has shown we are engaged in legal services from the beginning. We are no good to anyone if we do not pay our expenses via the services we provide so these services are provided based upon the time involved.