During these uncertain and stressful times, you may be wondering how you can ensure that a person you trust is able to make health care decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do that yourself. It’s possible to designate one or more health care agents using a form created by the State of [...]
Making or Breaking a Lawsuit Discovery can be a complex and intimidating process for those who don’t understand how or why it’s used. If done properly, however, discovery is an advantageous litigation tool that is used to obtain information about witnesses, facts and documents that are known to the opposing party and might be helpful [...]
Losing a parent is a sad and stressful event. In the midst of your grief, you are required to not only make decisions about funeral arrangements but also decisions about how to wrap up your parent’s affairs.
In most cases, the rights of creditors against a debtor can be enforced through traditional collection suits, foreclosures, and other similar actions. However, when the debtor is deceased, the procedure for collecting on debts owed is much different than traditional avenues of enforcement. The following article provides helpful guidance by shedding light on what constitutes [...]
Elderly parents are not only susceptible to being taken advantage of by a slick salesperson or a thief, but also by their own children. Recently, a son in Florida stole $25,600 from his parents by mortgaging their property and then withdrawing the funds from his mother’s bank account. Follow this link for more details on [...]
How To Prevent Casey Kasem’s Conservatorship Battle: What Casey’s Story Can Teach Us About Estate Planning
Our beloved “American Top 40” judge is where? His children are trying to get a what? Evil stepmom Jean took him why? If you knew and loved American disc jockey Casey Kasem and grew up listening to his popular 1980s show, you may have been upset and confused by the news that this 82-year-old music [...]
Merrianne Dean has been recognized for her service to the San Diego Probate Court and Probate Bar along with Gary Jander of Brierton, Jones & Jones, LLP. Judges co-presented engraved plaques to Gary Jander and Merrianne Dean in appreciation of their service to the court in 2012. They are the only two attorneys who have [...]