Sometimes people ask me, “Why should I get a will?” Here are some answers to common questions about that most basic estate planning document, the last will and testament.… Read More


Everyone should have an Advance Health Care Directive (AHCD) that designates an agent to act on your behalf if you are unable to make your own health care decisions. The agent can then consent to surgery on your behalf or “pull the plug” or keep you alive if you are in a persistent vegetative state.… Read More


This guide provides a list of the typical documents that make up a California estate plan. Costs for this plan vary from attorney to attorney, as well as on the complexity and size of the estate. 1. Revocable Living Trust A living trust, also known as a Revocable Living Trust or a Family Trust, is… Read More


Congratulations on your new family! You are in the midst of an exciting adventure, but it’s an adventure with real-life concerns. Among them – how best to protect your children should something happen to you? In my practice, I try to patiently walk  clients through the maze of choices they need to make as responsible… Read More


Yesterday at the San Diego Parent Connection Swap Meet, a woman asked me about setting up a Durable Power of Attorney for Property Management for her elderly father.  He already has a Living Will (he lives in Hawaii).  Which brings me to today’s subject:  As a senior, what documents do I need to prepare in… Read More


A common client for me, especially through my contacts with the Parent Connection in San Diego, is the young married couple with minor children. Let’s take a typical example: Donna and Ken (not their real names!). Donna and Ken are both approximately 30 years of age. They have been married for four years, and are… Read More