FREE Advance Health Care Directive Workshop (4/9/2020)

FREE Advance Health Care Directive Workshop (4/9/2020)

Have you thought about who will take care of you when you cannot care for yourself? While we are “safer at home” during the COVID-19 pandemic, many around us, including our friends and family, are getting sick. In this time of uncertainty, things can be stressful. However, there are thin...

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California Advance Health Care Directives

California Advance Health Care Directives

Who takes care of you if you cannot care for yourself? Do you know who will take care of you if you are so sick that you cannot make your own healthcare decisions? Will that person be legally allowed to talk to your doctor and make decisions on your behalf? And, will that person know […]

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Working Effectively From Home (4/1/2020)

Working Effectively From Home (4/1/2020)

Are You Trying to Work from home, but finding it difficult?   Feeling frustrated  with your disorganized and cluttered rooms, or the crowded dining room and kitchen table?  Are your children’s homeschool and distance learning only adding to the confusion and stress? While we are ...

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Thatcher | Law’s Coronavirus Response

While it is not exactly business as usual at Thatcher | Law, we are moving forward to provide as much assistance to our clients as possible. If you’re feeling anxious about the news, then be proactive and make sure you have an up-to-date, comprehensive estate plan that includes detailed health care ...

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When Should I begin Estate Planning?

When Should I begin Estate Planning?

I was recently asked the question, “How old should I be when I start my estate planning?” It’s a great question, and the answer surprised her: Estate planning should begin as soon as someone legally becomes an adult (18 years old). At 18, you don’t need complicated estate planning, but there are sev...

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Top Excuses For Putting Off Estate Planning

I hear a lot of excuses why people are not ready to prepare an estate plan.  I even used some of these myself. I thought I would share the ones I hear most frequently. Seeing a lawyer is intimidating Lawyers can be intimidating, plus as a general profession, lawyers do not have the greatest reputati...

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Is An Estate Plan the Perfect Holiday Gift?

What would you think if you received an estate plan as a gift? Would you be pleased? Or freaked out? I’m an estate planning attorney, so I may be a bit biased, but I think it is a great gift. Here’s why. Intestate Succession – California (or Your State)’s Plan for You Did you know […]

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IRA Beneficiary Trust

IRA Beneficiary Trust

For many people, their retirement assets consist of accounts such as an employer sponsored 401(k) plan and/or IRA accounts. The reason for doing so it obvious: they allow for either tax-deferred growth of your hard earned money. One pitfall of these accounts is what will happen to them when you pass...

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Wednesday Words: Intestate Succession

Wednesday Words: Intestate Succession

Lawyers seem to have their own language. Many certainly speak in jargon. While I try to speak in plain English, there are many terms that are used in estate planning that need to be explained. One is “Intestate Succession.” Intestate Succession is the method by which property is distribu...

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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday. The idea is that after spending our money on stuff on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, we take a day to give back. I recently read the book The Power of Half by Kevin and Hannah Salwen. It really changed my thinking on charitable giving. The book descr...

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